Again with Omai
|Detail of Joshua Reynolds' Portrait of Omai, about 1776|
Britain has extended the export hold on Joshua Reynolds' Portrait of Omai to June 10, 2023, reports Martin Bailey in The Arts Newspaper. The UK National Portrait Gallery is trying to buy the painting, and a joint-purchase deal with the Getty is apparently still worth speculating about in the British media. NPG director Nicholas Cullinan says he hopes to have Omai on view when his London institution reopens June 22.