A museum advisory board member has resigned over the show.
The authenticity of latest addition to the oeuvre of Italian Baroque great Caravaggio is the source of dispute among experts. Now, the public has a chance to decide for themselves, as the painting will have its first public viewing at Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera, reports the Art Newspaper.
In April, news of the possible discovery of a new Caravaggio in France caused politicians to scramble to protect it. Before experts had even weighed in on the work, thought to be the long-lost second copy of Judith Beheading Holofernes, the French government had placed a preemptive export ban on the canvas, to prevent its sale to an international collector.