February 26th, 2012

‬Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum seeks to raise £7.83 million to stop Edouard Manet’s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus (1868) from being sold to a foreign private collector at £28.35 million. The Ashmolean has until August before the work is required to be sent overseas, but will send the painting on a British tour if they raise the money from philanthropists and foundations. [AO Newslink]

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