Thursday, September 8, 2016

N.C. Museum Reunites Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece

Attributed to Francescuccio Ghissi, Acteus and Eugenius Implore St. John the Evangelist to Restore Their Wealth, circa 1370–80, tempera and gold leaf on panel, 13 3/4 x 15 in., Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
NORTH CAROLINA---Beginning September 10, 2016, the North Carolina Museum of Art presents "Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece," the first time in more than 100 years that the altarpiece’s eight known panels—and one recreated missing panel—can be seen and appreciated as one magnificent work of art. The free exhibition will be on view through March 5, 2017. During the 19th or early 20th century, the altarpiece was dismantled and sawed apart, and groups of the lateral panels, and the central Crucifixion, were sold separately to art collectors. [link]

North Carolina Museum of Art: "Reunited: Francescuccio Ghissi’s St. John Altarpiece" (September 10, 2016 – March 5, 2017); 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC; (919) 839-6262;