Lorenzo Costa, “The Holy Family” (1490-1510) / unknown instrument   In September 1969, an unidentified party inflicted large scratches onto the surfaces of five paintings on view at Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. Among those damaged works was Costa’s 15th-century oil painting, which was later restored and placed back on public display.

Lorenzo Costa, “The Holy Family” (1490-1510) / unknown instrument

In September 1969, an unidentified party inflicted large scratches onto the surfaces of five paintings on view at Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. Among those damaged works was Costa’s 15th-century oil painting, which was later restored and placed back on public display.

Christopher Schreck