Paintings Not Seen for More than Half a Century Now on View at Alte Pinalothek

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MUNICH.- To mark the anniversary year, a number of paintings from the rich
holdings in the Alte Pinakothek collection, that have seldom been displayed, are on show. Several have not been seen for more than half a century, others have been exhibited over the past few years, albeit mostly for just a brief period. Unknown masterpieces as well as unusual paintings await discovery from 17 March onwards in the North Cabinet Rooms in the “Klenze Portal” exhibition area in the Alte Pinakothek. The exhibition opens with Early Netherlandish paintings, three of which deserve a special mention. These are copies of works by Jan van Eyck and include two large-format paintings after panels from the Ghent Altarpiece, commissioned by King Philip II of Spain for the chapel of the royal palace in Madrid and created by Michiel Coxcie between 1557 and 1559, and the “Head of Christ,” a copy from