Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Provenance exhibition shows challenges of tracing the path of ownership of artwork

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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Christ After the Flagellation, ca. 1670 (detail). Oil on canvas. Gift of Ellnora D. Krannert 1960-4-1.
CHAMPAIGN, ILL.- Nancy Karrels relishes solving the mysteries behind the paintings and objects we see in art museums. Karrels – a doctoral student in art history at the University of Illinois who also has two law degrees – investigates the backgrounds and histories of objects to trace their path from creator through each owner. She has created an exhibition for Krannert Art Museum on provenance research and her efforts to document the history of ownership of several of the museum’s works. “Provenance: A Forensic History of Art” opened May 13 and runs through June 2018. [More]
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Christ After the Flagellation, ca. 1670. Oil on canvas. Gift of Ellnora D. Krannert 1960-4-1.

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