COSSA, Francesco del
(b. ca. 1435, Ferrara, d. ca. 1477, Bologna)

View of the Salone dei Mesi

1476-84
Frescoes
Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara

This view of the Salone dei Mesi in the Palazzo Schifanoia shows, from the left to the right, frescoes of the months of September, August, July, June, May, April, and May, respectively. The decoration was commissioned by Borso d'Este. The name Borso gave to this pleasure palace means "away with boredom."




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