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Appeal secures £3.9m Poussin

05 November 2012Written by ATG Reporter

An appeal launched by the Art Fund to save a Poussin painting for the nation has hit its £3.9m target.

The campaign supported the Fitzwilliam Museum's attempt to acquire Extreme Unction (c.1638-40), part of a now incomplete series of seven paintings based on the sacraments.

The painting is at the National Gallery but will be at the Fitzwilliam in Cambridge from early December.

The appeal included £3m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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