Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kimbell Art Museum aquires Michelangelo's earliest painting

Michelangelo, The Torment of Saint Anthony, c. 1487–88. Oil and tempera on panel, 18 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

The Kimbell Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas has acquired Michelangelo’s painting of The Torment of Saint Anthony, described as his earliest. Its purchase was announced Wednesday, May 13, 2009, by the Kimbell’s newly appointed director, Dr. Eric McCauley Lee. Executed in oil and tempera on a wooden panel, this work is the first painting by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) to enter an American collection, and one of only four known easel paintings generally believed to come from his hand.

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