Bastianino Crucifix Conserved and Reattributed in Berlin

February 23 2021

Video: Gemäldegalerie Berlin

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Gemäldegalerie in Berlin have made the following video providing details of their recently restored The Living Cross by Sebastiano Filippi (called Bastianino) (1536-1602).

The work had not been on display since it was acquired in 1912 by the Friedrich Wilhelm University. Indeed, it had been kept in the partly destroyed Berliner Dom during the war. In 2015 the large altarpiece was transfered to the Gemäldegalerie where the painting was examined and conserved. Although the picture had been described as by the 'School of Garofalo', closer examination by curator Dr. Roberto Contini made it possible to reattribute the work to Bastianino.

The painting features in a mini exhibition at the gallery until 14th March 2021.

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