Toledo Museum of Art Acquires a Ligozzi

January 18 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio has acquired a painting of Saint Francis Adoring the Cross by Jacopo Ligozzi (1547-1627).

The museum's senior curator Lawrence W. Nichols is quoted as saying:

'Saint Francis Adoring the Cross,’ presumably, was commissioned for a patron’s private devotions, to encourage the viewer to emulate the extreme religious conviction of the saint. The restricted color palette augments the painting’s emotional intensity. We are very pleased to have acquired this painting that fills a significant area in our Italian painting collection. While Ligozzi is not a household name, he is an important figure in this time period, and this acquisition makes Toledo one of only three American museums with one of his works.

Here's a write up from La Tribune de l'Art.

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