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344-year-old Spanish Painting Rediscovered at Meadow Brook

Tuesday, February 11, 2013

Photo courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts From somewhere in the recesses of Matilda Wilson's estate Meadow Brook Hall, a 344-year-old Spanish painting emerged to find new life at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The Infant Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, a "significant" painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, will be on view at the DIA after three months of analysis and treatment.

Head of the European Art Department at the DIA, Salvador Salort-Pons, is in studio to share the painting's story.

"[The unveiling of a great painting] is the joy of a curator." - Salvador Salort-Pons

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