Brueghel painting saved by £1m grant

An Old Master by painter Pieter Brueghel the Younger will remain on public display after a government fund paid £1m to save it for the nation.

The Procession to Calvary by Pieter Brueghel the Younger

 The painting would have been put up for auction if the target was not met

The Procession to Calvary, completed in 1602, will remain on show at Nostell Priory in West Yorkshire.

The painting had been put up for sale for £2.7m. A campaign by The Art Fund and National Trust raised £1.7m.

The National Heritage Memorial Fund, which aims to save key historic items, has now stepped in with the final £1m.

The painting depicts Christ carrying the cross on his way to crucifixion and has hung at Nostell Priory, a stately home near Wakefield, for 200 years.

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