Lizzy Davies “Italian art historian claims magnificent Caravaggio masterpiece found” http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/oct/24/italian-art-historian-claims-caravaggio-masterpiece-found
カラヴァッジオ*1の「恍惚のマグダラのマリア（Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy)」は複数のレプリカが現存しているが、画家自身によるオリジナルの所在は不明だった。ところが、伊太利の美術史家でカラヴァッジオについての著書もあるMina Gregoriさん（90歳）*2は羅馬の或るプライヴェート・コレクションの中から「恍惚のマグダラのマリア」のオリジナルを発見したとLa Republica紙に語った。彼女は今年初めに所有者から鑑定を依頼されたという。セキュリティ上の理由から所有者の名前は明らかにされていない。
Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio is believed to have had his Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy with him in the Tuscan town of Porto Ercole where he died in 1610. The painting is thought to have been subsequently transported to Naples, where a Flemish artist, Louis Finson*3, made a copy of it which is now in the French city of Marseille. What happened to it after that, however, is not known.
Unlike the painting which until now had been considered most likely to be the original, said Gregori, the newly-discovered work shows a young woman “the same as the one Finson recaptures in his copy in Naples”.
John Gash*4, a senior lecturer on art history at the University of Aberdeen, who is also an expert on the Italian painter, suggested exercising extreme caution.
“There are many versions of a presumed lost original of this subject by Caravaggio, none of which so far qualify as autograph,” he wrote in an email. “This might be it, but without seeing the original painting, I would suggest extreme caution.”
Andrea Vogt “Caravaggio's original Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy 'discovered'” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11185264/Caravaggios-original-Mary-Magdalene-in-Ecstasy-discovered.html