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Getty Museum says Rembrandt self-portrait is cleared for export
Getty Museum says Rembrandt self-portrait is cleared for export

The Rembrandt self-portrait that the Getty Museum recently purchased for an estimated $25.1 million has been cleared by British authorities for export and is expected to arrive in Los Angeles within one to two weeks, according to Timothy Potts, director of the museum. In May, the Getty announced its purchase of "Rembrandt Laughing" from a dealer. The small-scale oil painting, which depicts the artist with a mirthful expression, is believed to have been created around 1628. Soon after the announcement, British authorities put a freeze on the export license for the work. British law allows for the veto of foreign purchase of artwork if a British institution can at least match the...

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