Caravaggio Painting Found in French Attic Goes on View in Milan

November 11th, 2016

A Caravaggio painting found in a French attic has gone on view in Milan at the Pinacoteca di Brera.  Judith Beheading Holofernes was found in Toulouse, and is being shown alongside one of the museum’s own Caravaggio piece to allow visitors to view and compare the works.  “It is not the job of a museum to confirm the attribution of the paintings it borrows, only to decide firstly if the painting is necessary for the thesis of its exhibition, in this case ‘A question of attribution’ and secondly if it is of a quality that warrants being shown in a museum, which in this case—whether it is a Caravaggio or not—it certainly is,” says director James Bradburne.Read more at Art Newspaper