Getty Museum Puts on View Masterpiece Rescued from Abruzzo Earthquake

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Master of the Beffi Triptych - The Madonna and Child with Scenes from the Life of Christ and the Virgin, early 15th century. - Tempera on panel, 165 x 185 x 4 cm. Museo Nazionale d'Abruzzo, L'Aquila, Italy. Courtesy of the Soprintendenza dell'Abruzzo e la Direzione Regionale dell'Abruzzo, L'Aquila, Italy.

LOS ANGELES, CA.- David Bomford, acting director of
the J. Paul Getty Museum, announced the installation of The
Madonna and
Child with Scenes from the Life of Christ and the Virgin (The
Beffi
Triptych) in the Getty Museum’s permanent collection galleries
over the
summer months. The painting is the first work of art to be
transported out
of Abruzzo, Italy, in the aftermath of the violent earthquake that
struck
the region on April 6, 2009.  One of the most important works from

the National Museum of Abruzzo in the city of L’Aquila, the
Triptych is on
loan to the Getty from the Italian government and will be on view
through
September 5th in the Museum’s North Pavilion (Gallery N201),
alongside
other paintings from Italy that were created around the same time
period
(early to mid-fifteenth century).