The Kimbell acquires the first painting by Michelangelo to enter an American collection

The Kimbell acquired Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony—the first known painting by the artist, believed to have been created when he was only 12 or 13 years old—in 2009. It is the first painting by the famous Italian master to enter an American collection and one of only four easel paintings generally regarded as having come from his hand.

Caption: Michelangelo, The Torment of Saint Anthony, c. 1487–88, egg tempera on panel. Kimbell Art Museum

Saturday, June 6, 2009