A Late Caravaggio (?) on Display in Camaiore

December 15 2021

Image of A Late Caravaggio (?) on Display in Camaiore

Picture: Finestresullarte

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Here's a curious story from Italy. The Museo di Arte Sacra in Camaiore, Italy, are exhibition a painting of Saint John the Baptist from a Maltese private collection. Some scholars suggest that the work could be one of the paintings Caravaggio had in his workshop right at the end of his life. The painting was very badly damaged in the past and various restorations have left areas (particularly the face) looking rather disfigured. Scholars Roberta Lapucci and Mina Gregori have been in favour of an attribution to Caravaggio, however, Pietro Di Loreto and Vittorio Sgarbi have been against.

Click on the link above to read the full story.

The painting will be on display until 31st December 2021, in case any readers of AHN want to go and have a look to make up their own minds.

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