Sunday, 14 April 2013

Love Among The Ruins

Here's a famous British painting that should not be allowed to leave the UK: Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones' Love Among The Ruins (1873). Despite its fame, it has been hidden away, out of the public gaze, for more than 50 years! Not only is it a magnificent work, but also it established the artist’s international reputation when it was shown at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1878. So this is BRITISH HERITAGE (unlike Picasso's daubs). It was last sold in 1958 for 480 guineas (about £500). It is expected to sell for £3m - £5m at Christie’s London auction on 11 July (CLICK).


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