Foreign Ministry gives painting to National Gallery
Budapest, January 23 (MTI) – Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi handed over an important Hungarian avant-garde painting to Laszlo Baan, head of the Hungarian National Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts, on the occasion of Hungarian Culture Day on Thursday.
The picture by Csaba Vilmos Perlrott (1880-1955), titled Painters’ school, “is now going to the institution where it belongs” and can be viewed by the general public, Martonyi said at the ceremony.
The 66x80cm painting was discovered in a back room of the foreign ministry building in Budapest in the 1990s, and has decorated the Hungarian embassy in Berlin since 2000. It has been on display several times in the past few years.
The picture, whose management right the ministry has transferred to the National Gallery, will be part of the latter’s permanent exhibition.