Presentation at the temple

Presentazione al tempio
Author: 

Francesco Francia and bartolomeo Passerotti

Type: 
Painting
Year: 
1514; 1555 ca
Material and technique: 
Olio su tavola
Size: 
cm 243 x 257
Origin: 
collezione Pio
Inventory: 
inv. PC 12

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

Sala I - L’Italia centrale dal Medioevo al Rinascimento

The room is dedicated to Italian painting of religious subjects of the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance, from the late fourteenth to the early sixteenth century; all the paintings in this space are on panel. The bigger pictures ("altar pieces") decorated the altars of churches or chapels, the smaller ones were part of multiple panels (polyptychs). Especially in Florence, the circular format was typical of the devotional paintings for private residences and not for churches.

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