Impressionist work by French master returns to Ashmolean + Video

thisisoxfordshire: Ashmolean director Dr Christopher Brown is  pictured, left, at the painting's unveiling after the announcement  it had been saved in 2012 Ashmolean director Dr Christopher Brown is pictured, left, at the painting's unveiling after the announcement it had been saved in 2012

Edouard Manet’s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus has returned to the Ashmolean Museum after a year-long tour of museums and galleries around the UK.

In 2013 the portrait toured the UK, visiting six museums and galleries including the National Museum of Wales and Manchester Art Gallery.

It is now on permanent display in Gallery 65.

The 19th century painting was saved from being sold overseas in August 2012 after the museum raised £7.83m to keep it.

  • Video about the Ashmolean's campaign last year

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