The Easel

Is that a Donatello in the MFA’s storage?

Two interesting stories in one. Donatello is a big name in Renaissance sculpture and the discovery of a new work by him is headline news. Between the lines, though, is a glimpse of the painstaking – and not always conclusive – art scholarship that produces these finds. “You see dozens, hundreds of things that are still missing …These things are out there — they’re floating around.”