Priam della Quercia

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Dante's Inferno , miniature in the manuscript of Yates Thompson 36 in the British Library (around 1450)

Priamo della Quercia (* around 1400 probably in Quercegrossa , Castelnuovo Berardenga near Siena , † after 1467 in Siena) was an Italian painter of the early Renaissance .

Priamo della Quercia was the brother of the famous sculptor Jacopo della Quercia , but his style of painting remained rooted in the late Gothic in the few works that can certainly be attributed to it. In contrast to the works of his brother, he did not set any trend-setting accents towards the early Renaissance, but rather copied such elements from other artists of his time, e. B. Domenico di Bartolo .

Little is known about the life of Priamo della Quercia, and only a few works can be clearly attributed to his hand, including two very important ones in Santa Maria della Scala in Siena .

Major works

  • Illustration from Dante's Divina Commedia , London, BL, Yates Thompson 36
  • Investiture of the hospice director (1442), fresco in the pilgrimage hall of the Ospedale Santa Maria della Scala in Siena
  • Fresco by Beato Giovanni Colombini in the Piussaal of the Ospedale Santa Maria della Scala in Siena
  • Gargano and the bull , 15th century Lucca , Pinacoteca
  • Madonna and Child and Admiring Angels , 15th Century, Metropolitan Museum , New York

Web links

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