Traverse City Record-Eagle

Michigan

November 14, 2013

Meadow Brook painting headed to DIA

ROCHESTER HILLS, (AP) — A 17th-century painting by Spanish artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo that was hanging in a dark corner at Meadow Brook Hall in suburban Detroit will go on display next year after it was spotted by a Detroit Institute of Arts curator.

Dr. Salvador Salort-Pons was at Oakland University in suburban Detroit in February to deliver a lecture and was walking through Meadow Brook when he saw the painting. He said it turned out to be a work titled “Infant St. John the Baptist in the Wilderness.”

“When I saw it I thought that looks like a painting by Murillo. I ran up to it, I had a flashlight with me and started examining the painting,” told WDIV-TV.

The painting is being restored by experts at the Detroit Institute of Arts .

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