Jens Stenger
Stenger, Jens
Stenger, Jens
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Description: The Young Velázquez: The Education of the Virgin Restored
In the summer of 2012, the conservation and technical examination of the Education of the Virgin, a painting attributed to Diego Velázquez by John Marciari in his article of 2010, began in earnest. The technical examination, undertaken by the Yale University Art Gallery’s Conservation Department and the research laboratory of Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of...
PublisherYale University Art Gallery
Related print edition pages: pp.33-55
Description: The Young Velázquez: The Education of the Virgin Restored
Donated to the museum in 1925, the Yale University Art Gallery’s Education of the Virgin—depicting Saint Anne teaching a young Virgin Mary to read—was long considered to be a work by an unknown Spanish artist. Considerably damaged, the painting was relegated to storage and never carefully studied until 2005, when John Marciari reattributed the work to Diego Velázquez (1599–1660), the most significant painter of the Spanish Golden Age. The extraordinary narrative of this painting and its reattribution is chronicled here, accompanied by a detailed description of the painting’s conservation campaign and thoughtful analysis of the artist’s technique.

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Print publication date November 2014 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300207866
EISBN 9780300254440
Illustrations 38
Print Status in print