- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - The Art Institute of Chicago has acquired a newly rediscovered work from a 16th century painter.

The painting is titled “Christ Carrying the Cross.” It was painted by Italian master Sebastiano del Piombo (seh-BA’-stya-noh del PYOHM’-boh) between 1515 and 1517. The museum announced Thursday the painting’s addition to its Italian High Renaissance collection.

The Art Institute has not disclosed what it paid for the painting, but credited London-based art gallery Colnaghi with its rediscovery. The painting hangs in Gallery 205 in the Art Institute’s world-class collection of European painting and sculpture.

The artist painted several versions of the work. Others are displayed at museums in Madrid; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Budapest, Hungary.

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