«Deplorevoli accidenti». Il viaggio periglioso della pala di Castenedolo di Francesco Hayez all’Esposizione universale di Parigi del 1867 digital
formato: Articolo | ARTE LOMBARDA - 2018 - 3
The large canvas The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew by Francesco Hayez was exposed in the Italian section of the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1867. It had been painted a few years before, for the parish church of Castenedolo (Brescia, Italy) and the occasion offered it a great opportunity to be admired by the whole world. But the exhibition resulted in a nightmare. The canvas was not only seriously damaged during the journey, but while removed from the wall it was largely torn in the lower part...