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Nicolas Turne`s Lost picture " Cross Execution " have returned France

the Picture of French artist Nicolas Turne (Ni˝olas Tournier) " cross Execution " (˝hrist ˝arrying the ˝ross) 1632, lost in a XIX-th century and brought last week on the Parisian auction London Weiss Gallery, it is returned Ministry of culture of France, informs edition Le Monde referring to the ministry of culture of France.

the Picture was exposed at auction in Paris for 675 thousand euro. After critics have officially established that product is the lost cloth of Turne, the ministry of culture of France has forbidden its export from the country and transfer to other persons, declaring a picture the state property.

" cross Execution " ex - German artist Turne which represents Jesus Christ going to Golgotha, in the size 2,2 on 1,21 metres, there is no time was in one of Toulouse chasoven. In 1794 during the French revolution the picture has been confiscated by the state and transported in the Museum avgustintsev in Toulouse, whence in 1818 has disappeared.

In 2009 the picture is sold for 57,5 thousand euro at auctions Sotheby s Salvatore Romano`s collections. Then to WRK yet did not attribute authorship of Turne, but carried to followers Caravaggio. The canvas was got by the French collector Erve the Aaron, and then has sold it in 2010 on art - fair in Maastricht to the London gallery for 550 thousand dollars.