Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Rare Guercino Painting Acquired by the Kimbell Art Museum

May 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Museums & Galleries

FORT WORTH, TX.- The Kimbell Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, has acquired the painting Christ and the Woman of Samaria, dated to 1619–20, by the Italian artist Guercino, one of the foremost painters of his time. The purchase was announced today by the Museum’s director, Eric M. Lee. The painting dates from Guercino’s early, rarest, and most desirable period, when the artist achieved acclaim for the emotional power of his compositions. “I am thrilled that the Kimbell has found [...]