Wednesday, November 16, 2016

David Bowie’s Tintoretto granted long-term loan to Rubenshouse

ARTNET NEWS
By Audrey Gascho
Jacopo Robusti, called Jacopo Tintoretto and Studio (1518 – 1594), The Angel foretelling Saint Catherine of Alexandria of her martyrdom Oil
After nearly 30 years as a part of David Bowie‘s expansive art collection, a monumental work by Italian painter Jacopo Tintoretto will soon be accessible to the public. The Angel foretelling Saint Catherine of Alexandria of her martyrdom (late 1570s) was acquired for £191,000 by a European collector during Sotheby’s sale of the late musician’s collection last Thursday. Immediately after making his purchase, the collector announced his plans to place the work on a long-term loan to the Rubenshouse Museum in Antwerp, Belgium, in the hope that there, the piece will be admired by many. [link]