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Delaware Art Museum selling “Isabella and the Pot of Basil”

WHH_Isabella_Pot_of_Basil_DelArtDelaware Art Museum in Wilmington, has announced it will sell William Holman Hunt's famous painting, "Isabella and the Pot of Basil," at Christie's on June 17, 2014.  The painting, one of the key works in the museum's collection [the largest holding of the Pre-Raphaelites outside the UK], is being sold to help pay off the museum's debt.
For further information see the following:
"Art museum names first painting to be sold," News-Journal, 6 May 2014
"When museums sell artwork to raise funds," Philadelphia Inquirer, 9 May 2014
Museum's press statement 

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