Francesco d’Antonio

Francesco d’Antonio (Florence, v. 1393/1394 – documenté jusqu’en 1433)

Christ Healing a Lunatic and Judas Receiving Thirty Pieces of Silver, v. 1425-1426.

Tempéra et or sur toile, 115,3 x 106 cm.

Provenance : John G. Johnson Collection, 1917.

Philadelphie, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Collection John G. Johnson.

Early sources suggest that the great Renaissance painter Masaccio worked out the sophisticated perspective of the temple. The design is based, in part, on the plan for the dome of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.

The haloes of Christ and the apostles contain an emblem with the Greek letters for Christ’s name, a symbol Bernardino of Siena promoted for religious devotion. He preached sermons in Florence in 1425 and 1426, and this lightweight canvas painting may relate to that visit.

[1]D’après Consulté le 03.07.2022.


1 D’après Consulté le 03.07.2022.