Galleria Corsini in Rome shows rediscovered Vasari masterpiece.
25 Jan-30 June. A recently rediscovered painting by Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) is on public display for the first time at Galleria Corsini in Rome.
Cristo portacroce was painted in 1553 by Vasari, the Italian painter, architect, writer and historian, best known today for his masterful Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.
The long-lost painting, which shows Christ carrying the cross, was rediscovered at an auction in Connecticut after expert Carlo Falciani recognised it from a drawing in Vasari's archive.
Commissioned by banker and patron of the arts Bindo Altoviti, the painting was bought subsequently by the House of Savoy before disappearing for centuries until its surprise reappearance in the US.
For details see Galleria Corsini website. Photo TG24