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Monday, 25 July 2016 12:04

Louvre-Lens to Restore a Long-Lost Charles Le Brun Painting

Charles Le Brun by Nicolas de Largilliere. Charles Le Brun by Nicolas de Largilliere. Wikipedia

Louvre-Lens—the Louvre’s outpost in northern France—is restoring a long-lost painting by the French artist, Charles Le Brun. The work, Christ in the Garden of Olives, once belonged to Louis XVI—a major proponent of Le Brun. The painting disappeared after the French Revolution and remained missing until 2008, when it was discovered in a monastery in Normandy. The restored canvas is slated to go on view at the Louvre in Paris later this year.

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