Leonardo to Louvre Abu Dhabi
December 16 2014
Details have been released of the 300 works of art from French museums which are going on loan to Louvre Abu Dhabi. Reports the LA Times:
Among the items to be loaned are Da Vinci's "La Belle Ferroniere" ("Portrait of an Unknown Woman") from the Louvre in Paris; Claude Monet's "Gare Saint-Lazare" from the Musee d'Orsay; a self-portrait by Van Gogh, also from the Musee d'Orsay; and Matisse's "Still Life With Magnolia" from the Centre Pompidou.
The Chateau de Versailles will be lending the famous "Napoleon Crossing the Alps" painting by Jacques-Louis David.
The loans are of course in effect being rented, with reports that 'Louvre Abu Dhabi' is paying €500m alone for the branding rights.