During World War 2, all the treasures in the Louvre museum were moved to safety. The last artwork to leave the museum was the Winged Victory of Samothrace. She was moved on September 3, 1939. Throughout the war these works were moved from chateau to chateau to avoid being taken by the Nazis. The Winged Victory and the Venus de Milo were kept at Château de Valençay which escaped German occupation. Having stood in front of this statue more than once, I am so happy she was spared.
Dimensions: Unframed, 26 x 35cm; framed in black float frame, adding 3cm all around.
Medium: Coldwax and oil on panel.