The stolen Virgin

Posted: June 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

A 14-th Century panel painting that was stolen from an Italian villa in the 70s was traced to the permanent collection of the J.B. Speed Art Museum in Kentucky. The piece was one of 14 taken from the Italian villa. The Speed Art Museum bought it in 1973 from the Newhouse Galleries in New York for $38,000. The triptych has been attributed to Jacopo del Casentino, who died in 1358. Italian authorities will now decide what will become of the painting.

Other works by Jacopo del Casentino, a fresco painter of sacred images who founded a Company of Painters in Florence in 1349.  A Tattoowall can also recreate any of these exact images.


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