Young Velázquez: "The Education of the Virgin" Restored

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Young Velázquez: "The Education of the Virgin" Restored
Donated to the museum in 1925, the Yale University Art Gallery's Education of the Virgin--depicting Saint Anne teaching a young Virgin Mary to read--was long considered to be a work by an unknown Spanish artist. Considerably damaged, the painting was relegated to storage and never carefully studied until 2005, when John Marciari reattributed the work to Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), the most significant painter of the Spanish Golden Age. The extraordinary narrative of this painting and its reattribution is chronicled here, accompanied by a detailed description of the painting's conservation campaign and thoughtful analysis of the artist's technique.

Distributed for the Yale University Art Gallery

Exhibition Schedule:

Espacio Santa Clara, Instituto de la Cultura y las Artes de Sevilla, Seville

Publication Date: 
November 18, 2014