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On display at V&A South Kensington
Medieval & Renaissance, Room 64, The Wolfson Gallery

View of Florence from the South West

Painting
ca.1495 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

View of Florence from the South West


Object details
Category
Object type
Materials and techniques
Tempera and oil on panel
Brief description
Painting, View of Florence from the South West, by Francesco Rosselli and workshop, c.1495
Physical description
View of Florence from the South West
Dimensions
  • Support height: 96cm
  • Support width: 146cm
  • Frame height: 114cm
  • Frame width: 163cm
  • Frame depth: 6cm
Production typeUnique
Gallery label
Attributed to Francesco Rosselli (1445-1513) and workshop View of Florence from the South-West About 1495 This cityscape records the appearance of Florence during Botticelli’s lifetime and is representative of a new type of topographical painting that flourished towards the end of the 15th century. Florence’s major buildings are recognisable, with the Baptistery, Cathedral and Campanile in the centre. Botticelli’s workshops and home were in the Borgo Ognissanti near the church of Santa Maria Novella. Tempera on wood Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Estate Duty and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2015. Supported by the Art Fund and Ida Carrara: E.539-2015 (01/06/2016)
Credit line
Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Estate Duty and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2015. Supported by Art Fund and Ida Carrara. In memory of Herbert and Lieselotte Bier.
Object history
Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Estate Duty and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2015. Supported by the Art Fund and Ida Carrara.
Bibliographic references
  • p. 60Jennifer Sliwka, Visions of Paradise. Botticini's Palmieri Altarpiece London: National Gallery, 2015. ISBN: 9781857095944.
  • Botticelli reimagined, exhibition catalogue, London, V&A Publishing, 2016,fig. 273, p. 282.
  • C. Maltese, Les Arts Plastiques,VII-VIII, 1949, p. 295, fig. 149.
  • L.D. Ettlinger, ‘A Fifteenth-century View of Florence’, The Burlington Magazine, CXIV (June 1952), pp. 160-7, figs. 8-10.
  • H. Acton in Cities of Destiny, ed. ed. A. Toynbee, London, 1967, p. 80, fig. 29.
  • M. Aston, The Fifteenth Century, the prospect of Europe, London, 1967, pl. 24.
  • M.Trachtenberg, Giotto’s Campanile, New York, fig. 286.
  • J.G. Links, Townscape Painting and Drawing, London, 1972, p. 85, fig. 63.
  • D.S. Weitzman and R.E. Cross, Cities through Time, !974, p.33, fig.a.
  • M. Rawdon, Lorenzo the Magnificent, London, 1974, pp. 62-3, ill.
  • L. Murray, Michelangelo, His Life, Work and Time, London, 1984, p. 28.
  • G. Fanelli, La città nella storia d’Italia, Florence and Bari, 1988, p.268.
  • D. Savelli, Firenze nella pittura del XIV al XVI secolo, Florence, 1993, pp. 196-7.
  • M. Gregori and S. Blasio, Firenze nelle pitture e nel disegno del Trecento al Settecento, San Miniato, 1994, p. 83, fig. 84.
  • A. Tartuferi in Firenze e la sua immagine, cinque secoli di vedutismo, exh. cat., Florence, Forte del Belvedere, 1994, no. 8, as Francesco di Lorenzo Rosselli.
  • L. Benevolo ed., The Architecture of the Renaissance, London, 2002, I, p. 67, fig. 30.
Collection
Accession number
E.539-2015

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