The Pushkin Museum plans to acquire the painting by Titian «Venus and Adonis»

© RIA Novosti / Ruslan to Krivobokova in fotobank Pushkin Museum. Of A. S. Pushkin. Archival photoThe Pushkin Museum plans to acquire the painting by Titian «Venus and Adonis»© RIA Novosti / Ruslan to Krivobokova the image Bank

The Pushkin Museum named after Pushkin expects to acquire in their collection the painting «Venus and Adonis» by Titian, the authorship of which is mounted the main scientific employee of the Museum Victoria Markova, said Tuesday the Agency Director Marina Loshak.

The painting «Venus and Adonis» was first shown at the exhibition «Venice of the Renaissance. Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese. From the collections of Italy and Russia». According to data published on the website of the Museum, the original composition «Venus and Adonis» was traditionally considered the painting, kept in the Prado Museum in Madrid. There are also other options and repetition of the work. Presented at the exhibition in the Pushkin Museum painting first appeared in 2005 year on auction in Saint-Germain-EN-Laye as the work of an unknown master, around 1600, a copy of a painting by Titian from Prado. The picture became one of the Russian collectors who has requested the examination to researcher of the Pushkin Museum of Victoria Markova, who had established the authorship of Titian.

«Venus and Adonis» by Titian — we very seriously intend to buy it. The people who gave us this picture, extended for temporary storage, said that they want to have it in the Museum. I hope we are in negotiations to work out a solution… we Have a potential sponsor,» said Loshak at a press conference.

In addition, before the end of the year, the Museum will acquire a picture of Francesco Furini «Paris and Venus».

«The artist is very important, rare. Just this month we purchased it,» — said Loshak.

She also said that the Pushkin Museum has collected half of the amount for acquisition of the magical wand from Ancient Egypt — a unique monument of ancient Egyptian art the Middle Kingdom (XIX-XVIII centuries BC) from the collection of Antiques dealer Cyril Daneliya.