Major art theft in Italy

November 20 2015

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Picture: Museo di Castelvecchio

Disturbing news coming in from Italy, where last night thieves have made of with 15 important paintings from the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona. The pictures include works by or attributed to Rubens, Mantegna, Pisanella and five by Tintoretto.


(Another case of art-napping?)

Update - Corriere Della Sera has the story in English, and a full list of the works:

“Madonna and Child” or “Our Lady of the Quail”, by Antonio Pisano, better known as Pisanello; “St. Jerome Doing Penitence” by Jacopo Bellini; “The Holy Family with a Saint”, by Andrea Mantegna; “Portrait of a Child with a Drawing” and “Portrait of a Young Benedictine”, by Giovanni Francesco Caroto; “Madonna and Child”, “Transport of the Ark of the Covenant”, “Belshazzar’s Feast”, “Samson” and “Judgement of Solomon”, by Jacopo Tintoretto; “Portrait of a Man”, by the circle of Jacopo Tintoretto; “Portrait of a Venetian Admiral”, by Domenico Tintoretto; “Portrait of a Venetian Admiral”, from the studio of Domenico Tintoretto; “The Lady of Licnidi”, by Peter Paul Rubens; “Landscape” and “Seaport”, by Hans de Jode; and “Portrait of Girolamo Pompei”, by Giovanni Benini.

Update II - the painting by Caroto is apparently the only known depiction of a child's drawing from the period. I didn't know this picture - what an amazing drawing; timeless.

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