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Vatican Museums discover an original Correggio painting

June 28, 2011

Researchers at the Vatican Museums have concluded that a painting on display there, which was thought to be a copy of a masterpiece by Correggio, is actually the work of Correggio himself.

A careful examination of the canvas showed that a preliminary sketch had been done before the painting: a step that would have been unnecessary if it had been copied. The “Christ in Glory,” which has been in the Vatican collection since 1832, is the work of the 16th century master, analysts concluded. “If it is a copy, it must have been carried out by an equally great artist,” the study found.


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