Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

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.

close up of painting of monarch wearing intricate red garb and white lace collar
The King at War: Velázquez’s Portrait of Philip IV, October 26 2010 through January 23, 2011
Drawing by Ribera of the Head of a Man with Little Figures on His Head
The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya, October 5, 2010, through January 9, 2011