Discoveries in the Photoarchive

  • A St. Ursula by Valentin de Boulogne?

    A painting of St. Ursula originally attributed to Jusepe de Ribera (1591–1652) is more likely a work by another Caravaggesque master, the French artist known as Valentin de Boulogne (1591–1632).

  • The Future of Photoarchives

    In late January 2013, the representatives of fourteen photoarchives based in Europe and the United States met for two days to discuss future plans for their collections.

  • The Allegorical Frescoes of the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua

    The theme of this extensive fresco cycle—which is comprised of more than 300 scenes—is human life as regulated by the heavens.

  • St. Lawrence Recovered

    The Photoarchive allows researchers to trace the history of a work of art; the image of St. Lawrence by Niccolò di Buonaccorso of Siena reproduced at left offers an instructive example of this crucial aspect of our collection.

  • Forgotten Folk Songs

    In 1932 Juliana Force, the director of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, commissioned Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975) to create a series of eight murals for the library of the museum. While six panels from this series survive, two ceiling panels are unlocated. It is feared that they have been destroyed.

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