The Minister thanked the Weiss Gallery in London for having voluntarily accepted the painting of Nicolas Tournier, representing Christ bearing his cross, which turned out to be a work of revolutionary seizures, Disappeared from the Augustinian Museum in Toulouse at the beginning of the 19th century. This national treasure belongs to the State as inalienable and imprescriptible.

Presented at the Paris Tableau exhibition held at the Palais Brongniart
from 4 to 8 November 2011, this table was claimed for the
by the Directorate-General for Heritage of the Ministry of
Culture and Communication.

The ministry, in claiming this national treasury, acted in coherence
with its constant doctrine of claiming vanished works
public collections, such as recent examples of the
Degas Chart “Female Teeth Laundress” and Chart
by Jules Breton “The Fisherman’s Daughter”.

Frédéric Mitterrand welcomes the responsibility of market participants in
art in this case and highlights the quality of Paris Tableau, first
edition of the Salon de la Peinture Ancienne in Paris.