Oxford college slams report on painting

College slams report on painting

College slams report on painting

First published in News Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Council Reporter, also covering Oxford city centre. Call me on 01865 425429

THE Provost of Worcester College has scotched rumours that it received £10m for selling a 17th century Dutch painting.

Professor Jonathan Bate told the Oxford Mail that a report in the Sunday Times was “pure guesswork” and said the amount of money the Oxford University college received - which will retrospectively fund 120 new student rooms at the north end of its site - was confidential.

The painting is called Edge of a Forest with a Grain Field and is painted by Jacob van Ruisdael.

It has been bought by the Kimbell Art Museum in the USA, having previously hung in the Provost’s Lodgings.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree