BALDOVINETTI, Alessio
(b. ca.1425, Firenze, d. 1499, Firenze)

Annunciation

1466-67
Panel and fresco, width of wall 480 cm
San Miniato al Monte, Florence

Baldovinetti was chose in 1466 to decorate the walls, lunettes, and spandrels of the burial Chapel of the Cardinal of Portugal. The Annunciation is placed over the empty throne that faces the tomb by Antonio Rossellino. The background of cypresses and cedars is painted in fresco, the wall, bench and figures were painted on oak panel. The lily in the centre is carved and gilded.




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