Art Fund and National Trust Campaign to Save Brueghel Reaches £2.7 Million Target

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LONDON.- The Art Fund, the National Trust and National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) announce that Pieter Brueghel the Younger’s ‘The Procession to Calvary’ has been saved for the nation after an intensive three month fundraising campaign. The £2.72 million total was announced today (Thursday 6 January) with the news of the NHMF grant of £1,034,000. Along with the Art Fund’s £500,000 grant that kick started the appeal, over £680,000 from members of the public – many of whom were Art Fund and National Trust members – and nearly £510,000 from trusts and foundations, ‘The Procession to Calvary’ can now be kept on public display at Nostell Priory in West Yorkshire. In September, the Art Fund and the National Trust launched a joint fundraising appeal to save ‘The Procession to Calvary