Neri di Bicci
The Ascension of Maria (Madonna della Cintola). 1464–1465

Tempera on wood, goldplating
149,5×185 cm
In the collection of the Princes Gagarin (Moscow) till 1917, later transferred to the State Museums Foundation
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An altar icon painted by Neri di Bicci for the Santa Maria in Ugi church in Florence in 1464-1465. It had been commissioned by Ser Amideo, senior priest of the church. The artist's diaries contain a detailed description of the conditions for the commission, according to which the altarpiece was to be executed in the "ancient manner".

About restoration
Go to the full description on "Italian painting in VIII-XX centuries" catalogue.
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Neri di Bicci

1418–1492