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Muscarelle curator identifies Cézanne painting

Muscarelle curator identifies Cézanne painting

The Muscarelle Museum's chief curator, John Spike, believes he has identified a painting by 19th century French artist Paul Cézanne. The work, part of the museum's "Art and Science of Connoisseurship" exhibit that runs through Aug. 13, is a practice replia by Cézanne of Jacopo "Tintoretto" Robusti's 1548 original, "The Miracle of the Slave."

"I saw it and I realized that it was a Cézanne of his earliest experimental juvenile period, the latter 1860s," said Spike, a connoisseur of Old Master paintings, in a news release. "All you need to know is his works of the 1860s."

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