UK Bars Parmigiano Painting from Export

February 10th, 2017

The UK has placed a temporary export bar on the sale of a Parmigianino work recently sold for £24.5 million.  “It is in pristine condition, has a very distinguished ownership history and, unusually for the period, has the additional fascination of being painted on paper, which opens up new avenues for scholarly research and technical investigation,” says Aidan Weston-Lewis, a member of the reviewing committee on the export of works of art and objects of cultural interest (RCEWA).  “Its permanent export overseas would be a major loss.”

Read more at The Guardian