UK Government Places Export Ban on Claude Lorrain Canvas

February 3rd, 2015

A Mediterranean port at sunrise with the Embarkation of Saint Paula for Jerusalem by Claude Lorrain.A canvas by 17th Century French artist Claude Lorrain is the subject of a recent export ban placed by UK Minister of Culture Ed Vaizey, while the government seeks to find a buyer to keep the painting in the country.  “It is of outstanding beauty and it would be tremendous to see it permanently on display in a UK gallery where it can be appreciated by all,” Vaizey said.

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