Degas galloping horse sculpture by Degas which has been acquired by National Museum Wales
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Lucian Freud estate: Edgar Degas sculpture is inheritance tax gift to museum

A bronze sculpture of a galloping horse by the 19th Century French Impressionist Edgar Degas is going on display in Cardiff.

The bronze has been donated in lieu of inheritance tax from the estate of the late artist Lucian Freud.

Freud had strong links with Wales, training under Welsh artist Sir Cedric Morris and working here in the 1940s.

Oliver Fairclough, the museum's keeper of art, explains how the artwork is an unexpected addition to its collection.

Degas sculpture gifted to museum

  • 05 Jun 2013
  • From the section Wales