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Adoration of the Child

Della Porta Bartolomeo called Fra Bartolomeo
(Prato 1472 - Florence 1517)


The painting, whose attribution has long been discussed, is now generally agreed to be the work of a young Fra’ Bartolomeo. The panel has a grand overall scheme that reflects a move towards the new sixteenth-century sensibility, and is of crucial important for figurative trends at the end of the fifteenth century. Fra’ Bartolomeo interpreted the circular format of the support in a three-dimensional key, with the bodies and objects firmly set in the space, although unified in a Leonardesque atmospheric rendering.


Object Details

Medium | tempera on panel, diam. cm 89


Inventory | 439

Location | Room 9 – Dido Room


Period | '400


Classification | painting