Thursday, 24 November 2011

St Cecilia Restored

Did you know that 22 November is the feast day of Saint Cecilia, patron saint of musicians? Neither did I, but somebody at the Dulwich Picture Gallery did. It chose that day to unveil its repaired and restored 17th century painting of Saint Cecilia, which hasn't been on public display for more than a century, due to its dilapidated condition (CLICK). The work was original thought to be by Annibale Carracci, but has since been de-attributed. It is now attributed to the Bolognese School and is finally back on display in the London gallery (title link).

2 Comments:

At 30/12/11, Anonymous John T Spike said...

The painting is Neapolitan, ca. 1640, and although the face appears to be in poor condition and hard to judge, the extravagantly colored and voluminous draperies point to the painter Francesco Guarino (1611-1651).

 
At 30/12/11, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, John

Thank you for that information. Please pass it on to the Dulwich Picture Gallery for consideration.

 

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