Bowie – Tintoretto – Rubens

David Bowie loved museums throughout his life and would lend works from his own collection to them so it is quite appropriate that the European collector who purchased this Tintoretto announced that he was going to place it on a long-term loan to a Belgian museum.

Jacopo Robusti, called Jacopo Tintoretto and Studio Venice 1518 - 1594 The Angel foretelling Saint Catherine of Alexandria of her martyrdom oil on canvas with an arched top, relined as a rectangle 177.1 by 99.3cm.; 69¾ by 39¼in. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim Whitby/ Getty Images for Sotheby's)

Jacopo Robusti, called Jacopo Tintoretto and Studio
Venice 1518 – 1594
The Angel foretelling Saint Catherine of Alexandria of her martyrdom
oil on canvas with an arched top, relined as a rectangle
177.1 by 99.3cm.; 69¾ by 39¼in.
(Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim Whitby/ Getty Images for Sotheby’s)

This striking work by Tintoretto and his Studio had belonged to Bowie for nearly thirty years and soon St Catherine of Alexandria being warned by an angel of her martyrdom will be on display in the Rubenshuis in Antwerp from Spring 2017. As many of you know Rubens was greatly influenced by Tintoretto and Venetian art and so the painting will have a good home.

http://www.sothebys.com

http://www.rubenshuis.be

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