The Cleveland Museum of Art Announces Newest Acquisitions

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CLEVELAND, OH.- A rare pair of Russian candelabra made by the 18th-century craftsmen of Tula, a Byzantine icon attributed to the Cretan painter Angelos Akotantos, a 19th-century watercolor by William Turner of Oxford, a vibrant abstract painting by American artist Jack Whitten and a woodcut by contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing are among the latest works acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA). The acquisitions were approved by the Collections Committee of the museum’s Board of Trustees. Among the works added to the collection by gift or purchase, the following are the most noteworthy: The Pair of Candelabra ( Russia , Tula ; Neo-classical; cut and polished steel with gold and silvered decoration; c. 1790-95) are striking examples of the unique decorative wares created by the craftsmen of Tula during the 1780s and 90s. Works from Tula are rare on the art market, as most remain in the former Imperial collections