Previously unknown painting by Caravaggio discovered in Britain
The work shows Saint Augustine poring over his books at a desk and has been dated to around 1600, when the artist would have been 28.
The oil on canvas piece was unattributed until it was restored and showed Caravaggio’s characteristics.
Fewer than 50 of Caravaggio’s paintings survive and this new discovery will appear in print for the first time next month.
A leading scholar, Sebastian Schütze, professor of art history at the University of Vienna and one of the book's co-authors, called the work a significant discovery.
He said: “What looked like an anonymous 17th-century painting revealed its artistic qualities after restoration.”...
comments powered by Disqus
- WWII Atomic Bomb Project Had More Than 1,500 “Leaks”
- Neanderthal 'Art' Found In Cave Sheds Surprising New Light On Ancient Intelligence
- Midterm Election Mind-Reading: The Market Tends to Win
- Proof surfaces for affair between Queen Victoria and her male assistant
- Could humans cause another Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum?
- Pro-Israel website chides Middle East Studies professors, claiming they’re apologists for Hamas
- UCLA Economist, Known as Railroad Historian, Dies at 89
- David Rosand, an Art History Scholar Whose Heart Was in Venice, Dies at 75
- NYT interviews Rick Perlstein about his book
- OAH issues a statement in support of the AP standards