Bowie altarpiece to be loaned to Rubens House
An altarpiece by Italian master Jacopo Tintoretto that was purchased from the collection of the late David Bowie will be on view in Antwerp next spring
Ode to Saint Catherine
The new owner has agreed to loan the Tintoretto – the only master in Bowie’s collection – to the Antwerp museum for an exhibition next spring. The painting was commissioned in 1570 by the San Gimignano church in Venice, where it remained until the church was demolished in 1807. A rendition of the work features in the Italian sketchbook made by Anthony Van Dyck in the 1620s.
Image: A detail from the Tintoretto altarpiece on its way to Antwerp