POLLAIUOLO, Piero del
(b. 1441, Firenze, d. 1496, Roma)

Charity

1469
Tempera on wood, 167 x 88 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Six paintings of the same size, representing the six virtues, were executed in 1469-70 as the backs for chairs in the hall of the Tribunale di Mercanzia. In the Charity, which is slightly more vigorous than the others, some part was taken by Antonio, brother of Piero del Pollaiuolo, and on the back of this panel there is a very fine drawing for the same figure by his hand.