Celebrating Dante Alighieri’s Legacy with Bronzino’s Allegorical Portrait in NYC

Dec 21, 2015 1544

In 1532 Agnolo Bronzino was commissioned by the Florentine merchant and banker Bartolomeo Bettini to paint the portraits of three literary masters of the Italian Renaissance: Dante, Petrarch, and Boccacio.

The paintings of Petrarch and Boccacio sadly have been lost, but Bronzino's masterful Allegorical Portrait of Dante been well preserved, and in a very rare occurrence, is currently on view in New York City at the Italian Cultural Institute in an exhibition titled Bronzino: Allegorical Portrait of Dante.

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Fonte: La Voce di New York

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