Friday, January 6, 2017

Exhibition at Kunsthistorisches Museum focuses on painting by Jacopo da Ponte

Jacopo da Ponte, called Bassano, Moses striking the Rock at Horeb, c. 1583/1585. Canvas, 82 x 114 cm © KHM-Museumsverband.
AUSTRIA---The seventeenth Point of View showcases a “new discovery” from the world’s largest collection of works by the Bassano dynasty of painters, which is in the Picture Gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Moses Striking the Rock by Jacopo da Ponte, called Bassano, was long regarded as the work of one of his followers and thus banished to the depot and hidden from both the general public and experts for five decades. However, the on-going research project analysing the Picture Gallery’s Bassano holdings was able to identify the elegant painting as an important work by Jacopo (c. 1570-1575). [link]