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Virgin and Child Domenico Rosselli


Domenico Rosselli Pistoia 1439 – 1497/1498 Fossombrone

Date second half of the 15th century
Object type relief
Medium, technique limestone (pietra cesena)

68 × 46 × 6 cm, 32 kg

Inventory number 1168
Collection Sculpture
On view This artwork can be displayed at the permanent exhibition

Domenico Rosselli’s sculpture work was influenced by the Florentines Desiderio da Settignano (1429/1432−64) and Antonio Rossellino (1427/1428−79). The latter was probably his master. At the beginning of his career he worked in Bologna, later becoming active in Florence and its neighbourhood. From the 1470s until his death he lived and worked in the Marche region. He was a designer and decorative sculptor at the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino, which had been commissioned by Federico da Montefeltro (1422–82), a famous condottiero and patron of the Italian Renaissance. Rosselli was not the mostoutstanding Florentine sculptor of his day, but his Madonna reliefs, including the one in Budapest, are among his most successful works.

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