UNKNOWN MASTER, Italian
(active 1480s in Lombardy)

Josaphat

1485
Fresco transferred to canvas, 60 x 60 cm
Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest

The unknown Lombard painter belongs to the circle of Vincenzo Foppa. This image of Josaphat is one of a series representing the Genealogy of Christ according to Matthew's Gospel. The series originally decorated the intrados of an arch in a chapel in Santa Maria delle Grazie in Bergamo.