Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

“Lost” Murillo Portrait Joins Special Exhibition

Oil portrait by Murillo of man with long dark hair, in an elaborately painted frame depicting carved stone

Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, writes about a painting believed to be a copy after a lost portrait by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (and described as such in the catalogue of the current special exhibition), this portrait has very recently been restored and discovered to be the original. It will remain on view through the rest of the New York exhibition.