The Frick Collection presents Veronese in Murano: Two Venetian Renaissance Masterpieces Restored, a focused exhibition, organized by Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon, on two recently conserved and rarely seen paintings by the celebrated artist Paolo Veronese (1528–1588), St. Jerome in the Wilderness and St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter. While the paintings are known to scholars, their remote location in a church in Murano, an island in the lagoon of Venice, has made them difficult to study. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity for an international audience to discover these two masterpieces in New York.
(Photo: Paolo Veronese, Saint Jerome in the Wilderness (detail), oil on canvas, 91 x 57 1/4 in. San Pietro Martire, Murano; photo Ufficio Beni Culturali del Patriarcato di Venezia)