Keeping work in public eye
An appeal to keep one of Pieter Brueghel the Younger’s finest paintings on public display in Britain was launched on Wednesday, with the Art Fund donating about $790,000 and seeking millions more.
“The Procession to Calvary,” painted in 1602, is one of the star attractions at Nostell Priory in Yorkshire, owned by the National Trust since 1954, where it has hung for more than 200 years. But it has been put up for sale, meaning that it may no longer be accessible to the public.
The National Trust and the Art Fund have launched a campaign to raise the $4.3 million needed by Christmas to keep the work off the market.