- 12 Jun 2015 9:00 AM
Many years will pass before a judgement on the matter is reached in international courts, he said.
“We would have preferred to have convinced Mr. Pákh, with this friendly step, that it is in any event worthwhile coming to an agreement with the Hungarian state,” Lázár said, adding that “we will not allow ourselves to be blackmailed.”
The Hungarian state will not accept paying over the international odds for the work, he declared.
The Hungarian-born American collector said he would have “Golgotha” removed from the Déri Museum in Debrecen because talks on the possible sale of the work to the state have fallen through.
The painting is one of eminent 19thcentury painter Mihály Munkácsy’s famous “Christ Trilogy”.
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