Could Potential Caravaggio (?) have Spanish Royal Provenance?

June 16 2021

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The latest developments regarding the provenance of the potential Caravaggio have been discussed in the press. Sol G. Moreno and Héctor San José of the ARS Magazine have traced the painting from the collection of Evaristo Pérez de Castro (d.1849) to an identically sized Ecce homo de estilo de Carbajio ("Ecce Homo in caravaggio style") described in the Spanish Royal Inventory of the Casa de Campo hunting lodge owned by King Charles II (1661-1700). It then reappears in an inventory of the same building drawn up after the death of Kind Charles III (1716–1788). Attempts are now being made to link this painting to the one which ended up in the Perez de Castro collection.

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