Who Is Collector Behind Getty Acquisition?

Last week, the Getty announced the acquisition of 16 major master drawings and one painting — Watteau’s exquisite, recently re-discovered La Surprise (around 1718). According to sources in the field, the windfall comes from the collection of the 62-year-old collector Luca Padulli, the co-founder of the British investment management company Camomille Associates, who bought the works at auction over the last 17 years, through the British Old Master dealer, Jean-Luc Baroni. Details.

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