Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Claude Lorrain Ban

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has slapped a temporary export ban on Claude Lorrain's A Mediterranean port at sunrise with the Embarkation of Saint Paula for Jerusalem, which shows Saint Paula embarking for the Holy Land as told in Jacobus de Voragine’s Golden Legend. The sunrise symbolises the Roman matron's eventual ascent to Heaven. Will some rich patron lash out £5,066,500 to buy this masterpiece for the nation? The export ban can be renewed if there is a serious attempt to raise the readies (CLICK).


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