Colnaghi sell Italian Old Master to Art Institute of Chicago

Jul 19, 2016 409

The Art Institute of Chicago have purchased a rediscovered work by Sebastiano del Piombo (1485-1547) from London dealers Colnaghi. Christ Carrying the Cross c.1515-17 is one of several versions of an innovative composition which combines monumental figures with the powerful diagonals of the cross.

The AIC did not disclose the price it paid but credits Colnaghi – recently merged with Spanish dealers Jorge Coll and Nicolás Cortés – with "the first major discovery of a work by Sebastiano in recent years".


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