UK Puts Temporary Export Ban on Parmigianino

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The UK government has placed a temporary export bar on a 16th-century masterpiece to allow time for a UK-based buyer to come up with £24.5m ($30 million).

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced in August its intention to acquire Parmigianino's exquisite "The Virgin and Child with Saint Mary Magdalen and the Infant Saint John the Baptist."

The painting has resided in the UK for nearly 250 years.

An export licence will be defered after a recommendation by the reviewing committee on the export of works of art and objects of cultural interest (RCEWA).

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