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Visiting Masterpieces: Caravaggio and Connoisseurship

Sunday, May 25 10:00a to 4:45p
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

This exhibition provides the chance to study two nearly identical paintings of Saint Francis in Meditation attributed to Caravaggio (1571–1610). Which one of these beautiful paintings is the original? Could they both be by the great Caravaggio? Both were rediscovered in the 20th century, one in Rome’s Church of Santa Maria della Concezione, and the other in the Church of San Pietro in Carpineto Romano. Both show Saint Francis contemplating a skull. The composition is so compelling that numerous copies… Show more

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Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300
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