The Mystery of Worcester's Leonardo

THU, MAY 17, 2018 (55:09)

Laurence Kanter, chief curator and the Lionel Goldfrank III Curator of European Art, Yale University Art Gallery, delves into the fascinating story behind a mysterious panel painting that is attributed to two artists Lorenzo di Credi and Leonardo da Vinci - did both paint it? Image: “A Miracle of Saint Donatus of Arezzo”

+ BIO: Laurence Kanter

Laurence Kanter, who has been with the Yale University Art Gallery since 2002, is recognized across Yale for his teaching skills through his seminars in the History of Art Department. Kanter has distinguished himself at the Gallery through growth of the European collection, including a number of notable reattributions and selected purchases. Formerly Curator-in-Charge of the Robert Lehman Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, he received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University in 1989. He has authored Italian Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (1994) and numerous exhibition catalogues, including Painting in Renaissance Siena, 1420–1500 (1988), Italian Renaissance Frames (1990), Painting and Illumination in Early Renaissance Florence, 1300–1450 (1994), The Treasury of Saint Francis of Assisi (1999), Fra Angelico (2005), and Italian Paintings from the Richard L. Feigen Collection (2010).

Worcester Art Museum