Veronese in Murano: Two Venetian Renaissance Masterpieces Restored
Through March 11
New York, New York
Following conservation of two paintings by the Venetian master Paolo Veronese (1528–1588), the Frick Collection is presenting a focus exhibition that highlights the paintings’ creation and their creator’s career. “St. Jerome in the Wilderness” and “St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter” have rarely left their church on Murano, an island in the lagoon of Venice. In fact, “St. Agatha” has not been moved since its installation there in the early 19th century, while “St. Jerome” was last exhibited in 1939.
According to the the Frick, the paintings were commissioned by a Venetian priest in 1566 with the intention of decorating a small chapel in Murano. The priest placed “St. Jerome” over the altar and “St. Peter” was hung over the main door of the chapel. To protect the canvases from humidity and possible theft, however, the nuns of the Santa Maria degli Angeli convent moved them inside the main church about 100 years later.
For more information, please visit frick.org. Please note that children under 10 are not permitted to visit the collection.
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