Titian saved 'thanks to £17.5m Scottish Executive pledge'
In August the National Galleries of Scotland and the London-based National Gallery joined forces to buy Diana and Actaeon, Titian's 1550s masterpiece that he painted for King Phillip II of Spain.
The Duke of Sutherland offered the painting to them for £50 million - which experts believe is a knock-down price - on condition they raised their funds by December 31.
Now the Scottish Executive has sealed the deal, according to the Independent on Sunday, which also reported that the National Gallery has promised £12.5 million.
comments powered by Disqus
- Martin Kramer blasts MESA and Steven Salaita
- L.A. schools adopt history curriculum from Stanford University
- Raleigh Trevelyan, Chronicler of a Notable Family, Dies at 91
- Former spokesman of B.C. anti-immigration group wants UBC history prof fired
- Harvard's Steven Shapin Wins History of Science Award