Old Master Brueghel Campaign Approaches 900,000 as Painting Returns to Yorkshire


LONDON.- The campaign to raise £2.7million so save The Procession to Calvary by Pieter Brueghel the Younger has reached just under £900,000 as the painting returns to Yorkshire to go on display at York Art Gallery on 17 November 2010. The painting, the star attraction at the National Trust’s Nostell Priory & Parkland, has been on display at the National Gallery for a month where it has been seen by almost half a million people and is now returning to Yorkshire for the next phase of the fundraising campaign where it can be enjoyed by the people of Yorkshire. The National Trust and the Art Fund jointly launched a £2.7million fundraising campaign to raise the money and save this iconic Old Master painting for the nation by Christmas. The Art Fund kick-started the campaign with a donation of £500,000. The Procession to Calvary is one of the most important attractions at Nostell Priory & Parkland in Yorkshire, owned by the National Trust since 1954, where it has hung for over 20