Art, anything goes...

RadishRose

SF VIP
Location
CT USA
 

mellowyellow

Senior Member
painting.jpg

Sale of ā€˜lost Caravaggio masterpiece halted

The work had been titled ā€œCoronation with Thornsā€ and attributed to the entourage of the 17th century Spanish artist JosĆ© de Ribera.

The auction of a religious painting with a reserve price of ā‚¬1,500 has been halted by the Spanish government after experts said it was likely to be a lost Caravaggio masterpiece worth up to ā‚¬150 million.

The discovery of what may possibly be an Ecce Homo by Caravaggio, which depicts Pontius Pilate displaying Christ to a crowd and is thought to have been kept in Spain for four centuries, prompted the government to quickly ban its export.

In the catalogue of the Madrid company that had scheduled it for auction today the work was titled ā€œCoronation with Thornsā€ and attributed to the entourage of the 17th century Spanish artist JosĆ© de Ribera.

Source: The Times
 

Top