The Allegory of the Seas by Albani acquired by Fontainebleau

Francesco Albani, called L’Albane (1578-1660)
Neptune and Amphitrite or Allegory of the seas
Oil on sur copper - 88 x 103 cm
Fontainebleau, Musée national du Château
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27/3/09 – Acquisition – Fontainebleau, Musée national du Château – The château of Fontainebleau has finally succeeded in acquiring the Albani painting after several months (see news item of 10/10/08).

Thanks to a major contribution from the Fonds du Patrimoine at the Ministry of Culture and Communications (1.140.930€) and patronage from several companies [1], Neptune and Amphitrite or Allegory of the Seas (ill.) has been reunited with two other coppers belonging to the same series.

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Didier Rykner, vendredi 27 mars 2009


[1] Crédit Agricole Brie-Picardie for 100.000€, Groupe Oxymétal for 100.000€, Redex for 20.000€ and Aurignac Finance for 20.000€

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