Adoration of the Magi

Author:     Painted in: Siena 1370-Florence 1425 and Florence 1439-1507    Framework: Tempera on wood, 115x70    Located in: International Gothic Room
Adoration of the Magi - Lorenzo Monaco and Cosimo Rosselli (Tempera on wood, 115x70)

Painted around 1421/2 for the church of Sant'Egidio; Cosimo Rosselli added the Prophets and the Annunciation in the second half of the century. At the Uffizi since 1844.

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Piero di Giovanni, called Lorenzo Monaco was a Florentine painter, also known as Lawrence the Monk. He gained this religious nickname from his time within the Camaldolese Monastery of Santa Maria...Read more