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A Historic Acquisition
A Masterpiece by Anthony van Dyck in the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts

An unmatched masterpiece has been added to the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest through the highest-value purchase of the last 100 years in the history of the institution. The full-length wedding portrait of Princess Mary Henrietta Stuart, the eldest daughter of King Charles I of England, was painted in 1641 by the Flemish master, Anthony van Dyck. The painting entered the collection thanks to the Hungarian government’s generous support. This picture of exquisite beauty will be a true gem in the museum’s collection.
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Another historic acquisition
Renoir’s masterpiece in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts

The collection of the Museum of Fine Arts has been augmented with a masterpiece by one of the foremost impressionist artists, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The museum was able to buy the master’s Reclining Nude (Gabrielle) with the support of the Hungarian government. The purchase is the museum’s second historic acquisition within a short span of time as Anthony van Dyck’s Wedding Portrait of Princess Mary Henrietta Stuart was added to the collection at the beginning of this year, also thanks to the support of the government.
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