Parmigianino’s “Virgin and Child” Goes to Los Angeles After UK Export Bar Lifted

June 14th, 2017

Following the failure of UK authorities to find a buyer for Parmigianino’s £24.5m The Virgin and Child with Saint Mary Magdalen and the Infant St John the Baptist, the work’s export bar has been lifted, sending it to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.  Getty director Timothy Potts calls the acquisition “a rare opportunity to enrich our collection with a masterpiece from one of the most accomplished Italian artists of the 16th century.”

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