Missing 17th century masterpiece discovered in Westchester County church

Sep 15, 2021 733

BY: Joe Torres

A painting that had been lost to art historians for decades was recently discovered at a church in Westchester County. Workers carefully hung a valuable 17th century oil on canvas masterpiece in the Ryan Library at Iona College on Monday.

But how it got there - and the man who found it - is the real story. "I knew immediately that a quest had begun," said Tom Ruggio. Ruggio teaches art history at Iona. During a visit last year to a the nearby Church of the Holy Family, located only a few blocks away from campus, he saw the painting and was stunned.

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