About 20 artworks, including a painting restored by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence, recounting painting in 17th-century Naples: this is the crux of the exhibition that revolves around the private collections conserved at the show’s host museum, Palazzo Pretorio in Prato, and the De Vito Foundation. The exhibition is titled After Caravaggio. The 17th-Century Neapolitan Collections of Palazzo Pretorio and the De Vito Foundation and will be open from December 14 to April 13, 2020.
The exhibition brings together the paintings of the two collections according to a chronology that allows visitors to make connections and compare themes. Some of the works on display include Noli me tangere by Battistello Caracciolo, conserved at Palazzo Prato, at the artist’s Young St. John the Baptist from the De Vito collection. Massimo Stanzione’s St. John the Baptist with the Lamb is also on display, along with St. Anthony Abbot by Jusepe de Ribera, a Spanish artist active in Naples. During the exhibition, Ribera’s Jacob in the Desert will once again be visible to the public, normally housed at Palazzo Pretorio and currently being restored at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure.