Metropolitan Museum acquires Polyxena Sacrifice Automatic translate
PARIS. This early painting by Charles Le Brun, the official painter of Louis XIV, was sold at an auction in Paris this week for 1.44 million euros. Such a price broke the world record for the value of the works of this artist. The buyer was the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The painting “The Sacrifice of Polyxena”, dated 1647, was found dealer Joseph Friedman at the popular Ritz Hotel in Paris, just before the historic building closes for a two-year renovation. It is known that earlier the canvas belonged to the Coco Chanel Fashion House for more than 30 years. How the piece of art got into the Ritz Hotel is still unknown.
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