What's On: Exhibitions: New Art Works Display

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Byline: ALISON HANDLEY

THREE new works of art have gone on display at a Midland gallery.

The paintings have been bought by Compton Verney, as part of a continuing purchasing programme for the Warwickshire gallery.

They are Portrait of Mrs Baldwin by Sir Joshua Reynolds; Lot and his Daughters by Lucas Cranach the Elder; and Female Saint by Tilman Riemenschneider.

Portrait of Mrs Baldwin (1782) was bought at Sotheby's in London for pounds 3,365,600 - the second highest auction price ever realised for a work by the artist.

Reynolds was a leading British 18th century painter and excelled in society portraiture.

Cranach's Lot and his Daughters (c.1530) was purchased for pounds 870,000 from Christies, London, and represents the overpowering of Lot by his daughters as told in the Old Testament.

Cranach was one of the most important German artists of his time and painted numerous religious themes in landscape settings.

These two works will be joined by Riemenschneider's Female Saint (c. …