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September 3, 1994 | Reuters
After a five-year struggle, Britain appears finally to have prevented the Three Graces sculpture from being exported to the Getty Museum in Malibu, thanks to a donation by a wealthy Dutch art collector. The Financial Times newspaper said today that Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza had pledged $1.24 million, the final installment needed to keep in Britain the 19th-Century marble sculpture by Italy's Antonio Canova.
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October 28, 1994 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A British court on Thursday rejected a key legal maneuver by the Getty Museum to win possession of "The Three Graces" by Italian sculptor Antonio Canova. The Los Angeles museum had challenged a decision by Stephen Dorrell, national heritage secretary, giving local donors more time to raise money to buy the statue and keep it in Britain.
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August 13, 1994 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
In a surprise move, John Paul Getty II, son of the late American oil baron, has donated 1 million ($1.55 million) to prevent the Malibu museum his father founded from buying Antonio Canova's neo-classical sculpture "The Three Graces" for 7.6 million (about $11.8 million) and exporting it from Britain.
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September 3, 1994 | Reuters
After a five-year struggle, Britain appears finally to have prevented the Three Graces sculpture from being exported to the Getty Museum in Malibu, thanks to a donation by a wealthy Dutch art collector. The Financial Times newspaper said today that Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza had pledged $1.24 million, the final installment needed to keep in Britain the 19th-Century marble sculpture by Italy's Antonio Canova.
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October 28, 1994 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A British court on Thursday rejected a key legal maneuver by the Getty Museum to win possession of "The Three Graces" by Italian sculptor Antonio Canova. The Los Angeles museum had challenged a decision by Stephen Dorrell, national heritage secretary, giving local donors more time to raise money to buy the statue and keep it in Britain.
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August 17, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW
ART Getty Beats Getty--Again: For the second time, American billionaire John Paul Getty II has helped stop Malibu's J. Paul Getty Museum from acquiring a masterpiece from Britain, which has rigid controls on the export of works of art. This time, the son of the museum's late founder donated $155,000 to the Scottish National Gallery, helping it to buy the $3.1-million Guercino masterpiece "Erminia Finding the Wounded Tancred." The Getty had agreed six months ago to buy the Guercino for $5.
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April 18, 1997 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
The J. Paul Getty Museum has acquired an important 17th century landscape painting by the pivotal French classicist Nicolas Poussin from a private collection in Great Britain. "Landscape With Calm," from 1650, is one of a pair of pictures in which the artist poetically interpreted the relationship between nature and civilization. The price for the painting was not disclosed. A knowledgeable source said Thursday that the museum paid about $26 million.
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April 19, 1997 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once again the British art world is lamenting the probable loss of a national artistic treasure to those rich Yankees from Los Angeles. This time it's a landscape by 17th century French painter Nicolas Poussin, sold by Britain's richest, most eligible bachelor to the J. Paul Getty Museum for a whopping $26 million. The painting is called "Temps Calme" (Landscape With Calm), but there was nothing sedate about the reaction of British art experts Friday.
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August 13, 1994 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
In a surprise move, John Paul Getty II, son of the late American oil baron, has donated 1 million ($1.55 million) to prevent the Malibu museum his father founded from buying Antonio Canova's neo-classical sculpture "The Three Graces" for 7.6 million (about $11.8 million) and exporting it from Britain.
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