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Monday, 19 October 2015 12:37

The National Gallery Acquires Another 1,541 Works from the Shuttered Corcoran Gallery of Art

Honoré Daumier. Honoré Daumier. Wikipedia

The National Gallery of Art added another 1,541 works from the Corcoran Gallery of Art to its permanent collection earlier this month, bringing the total works it acquired from the dismantled Corcoran to almost 8,000.

The majority of works in this second round of acquisitions, voted on Oct. 1 and announced Thursday, are lithographs by the prolific 19th century Frenchman Honoré Daumier. The museum accepted 1,230 works by Daumier, including a large work from 1834 titled “Le Ventre Legislatif.”

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