Keep­ing work in pub­lic eye

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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.

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