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A Muse (Calliope?)

Jill Dunkerton from the Conservation Department shares the history of A Muse (Calliope?) by Cosimo Tura.

X-rays and infrared reflectograms have revealed that this 15th-century painting was originally started by another artist. Discover how the young Tura took it over and made it very much his own.

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A Muse (Calliope?)
Cosimo Tura
probably 1455-60

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