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Monday, December 18, 2017

The Tate Acquires Joshua Reynolds Portrait for the Nation

Castle Howard. Castle Howard. Wikipedia

Tate Britain has acquired a portrait of Frederick Howard, the Fifth Earl of Carlisle, by the eighteenth century painter, Joshua Reynolds. The work, which has descended in the Howard family, has always hung in Castle Howard—a sprawling estate in Yorkshire. The British government accepted the painting in lieu of a £4.7 million inheritance tax. The portrait will remain at Castle Howard and will make occasional appearances at Tate Britain.

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