Ragusa Pieta : History and Restoration, Paperback Book

Ragusa Pieta : History and Restoration Paperback

Edited by Marco Bussagli, Costanza Mora, Lorenza M. G. D'Alessandro


This book tells the story of a painting that was recognized as carrying the signature of Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1868 by his greatest expert of the 19th century, Hermann Grimm.

After being exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 1886, attributed to the same painter, the painting then disappeared without trace. In 2010, the panel was brought to the attention of art historians once again, after a careful document research traced its history, from the Italian Renaissance workshop that brought the painting to life in the mid sixteenth century, to the Bishopric of Ragusa in Dalmatia, where it was located at the beginning of the seventeenth century and from there to museums in Berlin and New York.




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