The Accademia Italiana, which is organising the Italian art and antiques fair called the Orangerie (4-15 December) has created a prize for the dealer who makes the most important discovery of an Italian work of art during 1991. It can be an important reattribution, the rediscovery of a lost work or a completely new find. The winner will be presented with a return trip to Italy to be entertained by top museum experts and have access to private collections not normally open to the public, including a lunch at the Italian President’s residence, the Quirinal Palace. If the prize is won by an Italian dealer, a similar trip will be arranged to London. The competition will be judged by a panel of eminent art historians including Timothy Clifford, Director of the National Galleries of Scotland, and Simon Jervis, Director of the Fitzwilliam Musem, Cambridge. Applications for the Leonardo Prize will be accepted up until 15 November; please contact Sarah Burles, Accademia Italiana, 24 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1BB. Tel: 071-225 3474; fax: 071-589 5187.
Leonardo prize for dealer sleuths
The Accademia Italiana announces award in conjunction with fair
30 September 1991