Bid to keep Vic­to­ria bust

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS -

A TEM­PO­RARY ex­port ban has been placed on a mar­ble bust of Queen Vic­to­ria in the hope a buyer can come for­ward with the £1.45mil­lion needed to keep it here.

The statue was made in 1887 to cel­e­brate the monarch’s ju­bilee by sculp­tor Al­fred Gil­bert for the Army and Navy Club in Lon­don which is sell­ing it.

Arts Min­is­ter John Glen said: “This likeness show­cases the ex­tra­or­di­nary skills of Al­fred Gil­bert.”

LIKENESS The sculp­ture

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