Queen Esther

Author:     Painted in: 1421-1457    Framework: Fresco removed and transferred to canvas, 120x150    Located in: The Church of San Pier Scheraggio

This fresco is part of the series of famous people that Andrea painted around 1450 in the loggia of Villa Carducci at Legnaia, near Florence ; they were removed around the middle of the last century and acquired by the Florentine Galleries. At the Uffizi


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Castagno was an influential figure in 15th Century Florentine Art, whose depictions of the human physique were regarded as masterful. As a highly skilled artist who had acquired the secret of Oil...Read more