Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Queen's dirty 'copy' comes clean

The Times November 10, 2006

Queen's dirty 'copy' comes clean as a real Caravaggio

By Dalya Alberge, Arts Correspondent

For more than a century it was relegated to a storeroom of the Royal Collection, dismissed as a copy of a lost painting by Caravaggio.

Now the picture will receive pride of place in a major exhibition at Buckingham Palace because experts have discovered that it is the original of The Calling of Saints Peter and Andrew by the 17th-century master.

The Art of Italy will be at Buckingham Palace from March 30, 2007, until January 20, 2008, before moving to The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, in Edinburgh, from April 2008.

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