John Marciari
 
Marciari, John
Marciari, John
United States of America
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Description: The Young Velázquez: The Education of the Virgin Restored
John Marciari (Editor)
Donated to the museum in 1925, the Yale University Art Gallery’s Education of the Virgin—depicting Saint Anne teaching a young Virgin Mary to read—was long considered to be a work by an unknown Spanish artist. Considerably damaged, the painting was relegated to storage and never carefully studied until 2005, when John Marciari reattributed the work to Diego Velázquez (1599–1660), the most significant painter of the Spanish Golden Age. The extraordinary narrative of this painting and its reattribution is chronicled here, accompanied by a detailed description of the painting’s conservation campaign and thoughtful analysis of the artist’s technique.
Author
John Marciari (Editor)
Print publication date November 2014 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300207866
EISBN 9780300254440
Illustrations 38
Print Status in print