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15th May, 2019

Renoir acquired for museum

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced on Tuesday that Hungary has acquired a new Renoir painting which the general public will soon be able to view.

Renoir’s painting Reclining Nude was obtained by the Museum of Fine Arts from a private collection, Orbán said at the dedication of the building of the National Museum Restoration and Storage Centre.

The museum will display the painting at a chamber exhibition from May 24.

The painting was purchased for Ft 3.5 billion.

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