Manet Portrait to Remain at Oxford

Fanny Clause by ManetA portrait of violinist Fanny Claus, a close friend of Manet’s wife, painted by the artist will remain in Oxford following a campaign. According to the BBC, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford needed £7.83m to acquire the portrait. The work had been sold to an unnamed foreign buyer for £28.35m. The painting from 1868 has been in Britain since its sale following the artist’s death in 1884 and will go on a nationwide tour in 2013.

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