(b. ca. 1495, Cortona, d. 1553, Cortona)

Immaculate Conception

c. 1523
Panel, 217 x 210 cm
Museo Diocesano, Cortona

This painting is one of the three that were commissioned from Luca Signorelli by the Company of Jesus for the three altars of their church in Cortona. These paintings were executed by Signorelli's workshop. The majority of art critics recognize in the Immaculate Conception the stylistic characteristics of Luca Signorelli's nephew and artistic heir, Francesco Signorelli, who was active in his native Cortona and Umbria.