Until February 2022, the gallery presents recently rediscovered works by Donatello and Tintoretto
At Colnaghi New York, audiences have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience rare and newly discovered masterworks by some of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. The exhibition marks a rare occasion in which so many museum-quality works from that period come to the market at one time. Indeed, alongside Rovezzano and Antonio Lombardo, it features a recently rediscovered terracotta bust by Donatello as well as a newly attributed portrait painting by Tintoretto. On view through February 2022, Renaissance builds on Colnaghi’s longstanding history of bringing great masterworks from the Italian Renaissance to the United States.
Among the exhibition’s highlights, there is the life-size terracotta bust of San Lorenzo (circa 1440) by Donatello. The sculpture was originally painted grey and set in a lunette above the main door of the Parish Church (Pieve) of San Lorenzo in Borgo San Lorenzo, located off-the-beaten-track in the countryside outside Florence. Between the late 19th century and 2003, it remained in the collection of Prince Johann II of Liechtenstein. The work was rediscovered and first published in 2014 by the Renaissance scholar Francesco Caglioti, who traced its provenance and original commissioning to the rector of Pieve di San Lorenzo.
Among the exhibition’s highlights, there is t he life-size terracotta bust of San Lorenzo (circa 1440) by Donatello and a rediscovered portrait of Tommaso Rangone by Jacopo Tintoretto
The exhibition presents also a rediscovered portrait of Tommaso Rangone by Jacopo Tintoretto (circa 1555-6). The attribution of this impressive portrait had been long overlooked, as had the identification of the sitter, but thanks to the cleaning, conservation, and technical analysis overseen by Colnaghi, the original handling of the master and the unmistakable likeness of Rangone have become apparent.
“Presenting an exquisite work of art to the public accompanied by new, considered and insightful scholarship is a thrilling experience—this is especially the case in Renaissance, as so many of the works we are offering are new discoveries,” said Chloe Stead, Senior Global Director at Colnaghi.