- The Francesco St Jerome
The painting dates from the height of Giovane's fame and artistic ability. One of the most outstanding aspects of the painting is its fine detail and amazingly bright colours, paintings on copper often retain their brightness and condition better than those on canvas. Lord Mark Antony Lawrence O.B.E.B.S.G who owns the painting wishes to loan it to a museum or gallery in the near future and said "I really would love for the painting to be on show to the public,why be selfish with such a beautiful painting". Lord Lawrence is believed to be one of the youngest and most successful art dealers in the UK ,The painting is currently stored in a bank.
"It might Be worth a great amount of money...but I'm just about mad enough to keep it!"
The Painting in the Press
The Sun Newspaper Reported :-
Collector Mark Lawrence bought The small painting in Windsor.Berkshire.UKHe’s now the proud owner of the masterpiece from 1595 by famous Italian painter Palma Giovane.And he loves it so much he’s tempted to hang on to it. He said: “It may be worth a great deal, but I’m just mad enough to keep it.Mark, 21, admired the work at an antiques shop in Windsor, Berks, but left without buying it.He went back later and it was still there.He asked a local museum to identify it and they sent him to London’s National Gallery.Their experts said it was the “lost” St Jerome in the Wilderness.Mark, of Tilehurst, Berks–who stores the picture in a bank–said: “I knew it was a beautiful painting.”
The Painting Has Its Own Website with more information about the painting. [http://www.freewebs.com/thefrancescostjerome/ The Frencesco St Jerome Online]
[ [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article3599736.ece St Jerome In The Wilderness: £350. Value £250,000 - Times Online ] ] [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article3599736.ece] The Times Of London Article
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