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Piero della Francesca: Monarch of Painting

State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

7 Dec 2018 - 11 Mar 2019

Born in Sansepolcro in Tuscany in around 1416/17, Piero worked in various Italian towns, primarily producing religious scenes as well as a number of portraits and treatises on mathematics and art. There are no works by the Renaissance master in Russian collections; this exhibition brings together loans from museums in Madrid, Paris, Lisbon, London and across Italy. Find out more from the State Hermitage Museum’s website.

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Annunciation of Virgin Mary (1467–68; moulding of Saint Anthony’s polyptic), Piero della Francesca. Courtesy of Umbria National Gallery, Perugia

Annunciation of Virgin Mary (1467–68; moulding of Saint Anthony’s polyptic), Piero della Francesca. Courtesy Umbria National Gallery, Perugia

Saint Nicholas of Tolentino (1454-1469), Piero della Francesca. Courtesy of Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan

Saint Nicholas of Tolentino (1454–69), Piero della Francesca. Courtesy Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan

Saint Ludwig (from Palazzo Pretorio; 1460), Piero della Francesca. Courtesy of Civic Museum, Sansepolcro

Saint Ludwig (from Palazzo Pretorio; 1460), Piero della Francesca. Courtesy Civic Museum, Sansepolcro

Madonna di Senigallia (1470-1485), Piero della Francesca. Courtesy of Marche National Gallery, Urbino

Madonna di Senigallia (1470–85), Piero della Francesca. Courtesy Marche National Gallery, Urbino

Portrait of Sigismondo Malatesta (c. 1451), Piero della Francesca. Courtesy of Musée du Louvre, Paris

Portrait of Sigismondo Malatesta (c. 1451), Piero della Francesca. Courtesy Musée du Louvre, Paris