4/3/11 – End of beneficial ownership – Paris, Musée du Louvre – Last November (see news item of 16/11/10) we revealed that a Virgin with Child by Niccolo di Buonaccorso (ill.), a Trecento Siennese painter, donated as a promised gift to the Musée du Louvre had almost been auctioned off in Munich due to a series of unexplained events.
Niccolò di Buonaccorso (known in Siena in 1355-1388)
Virgin with Child
Panel - 45.5 x 21.5 cm
Paris, Musée du Louvre
Photo : Ketterer
It took over three months for the German museum which attempted to sell it to finally return it to the Louvre. The work has just arrived in Paris and we hope that this painting, which now enters the public collections due to the end of usufruct, will soon hang in the galleries.