As news of the erupting and disruptive Icelandic volcano has streamed worldwide, we should pause to pay homage to the pioneering work of the British diplomat, collector, and amateur vulcanologist Sir William Hamilton (1730–1803). Appointed Britain’s special envoy to the Spanish court… More»
An Infrared reflectogram of a painting by Andrea Del Sarto reveals an architectural drawing beneath. Could it be a compositional underdrawing of a Pietro Perugino painting?
“What an odd discovery! It was one of those moments I’ll never forget. It’s humbling to realize how little we really know about major artists who worked so long ago, and a little glimpse such as this makes that all the more apparent.” —Getty Museum Drawings Curator Julian Brooks
Read more on this discovery on The Getty Iris here.