Rediscovered Caravaggio Offered to Spain

January 4 2022

Image of Rediscovered Caravaggio Offered to Spain


Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Art Newspaper have shared news that last year's Caravaggio rediscovery has been offered to the Spanish state for purchase. No exact price has been published, however, it must surely be in the millions.

To quote the article:

In a recent statement, the Madrid regional government supported the theory that the work is by the Old Master, saying: “The information that has appeared over the past few months, together with the studies undertaken by experts, reinforces the theory that it is the work of Caravaggio.” It also described the work as “an example of the excellence and pictorial mastery of the Italian naturalism” that had a great influence on the Madrid school of painting in the 17th century.

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