Friday 19 January 2018

Garda investigating as Monet painting damaged in incident at National Gallery

GARDAI have launched an investigation after a Monet painting was seriously damaged during an incident this morning at the National Gallery.

The painting, Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat (1874), had to be removed from display while the damage is being evaluated by the Gallery’s conservation team.

"It is a shocking and very regrettable incident and I would like to praise the Garda Síochana and the NGI staff in dealing promptly with the matter,” Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland told RTE.

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