08/14/2014 12:51 pm ET

Prints of Louvre masterpieces found covered in fungus

A collection of prints illustrating well-known works in the Louvre, rediscovered after years in storage at Ecuador’s Casa de la Cultura, during which time they became covered in mould, have been restored and are on shown in Quito.
Nearly 90 prints were brought to Ecuador some time ago as teaching aids for students of the country’s School of Fine Arts, which was founded in 1904. Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun’s Madame Lebrun with Daughter, 1789, and Eugene Delacroix’s Barque of Dante, 1822, are among the works reproduced.

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