National Gallery of Umbria

National Gallery of Umbria

Palazzo dei Priori, Vannucci 1 Perugia

The National Gallery of Umbria is housed at the upper floors of the Palace of Priors, an extraordinary example of civic Gothic architecture, erected in 1292.
Here, the main testimonies of the artistical history of Umbria and some significant works of central Italy dated between the XIII and XVIII century are collected.
The works are exposed following a chronological order. Thus, the visit starts with the rooms hosting artworks dated from 1200s and 1300s.).

National Gallery of UmbriaThe Romanesque art is expressed in the thirteenth-century wooden Crucifix by Roncione, while Gothic are the works by artists from Siena, as Vigoroso, Duccio di Boninsegna, the Virgin with Child from 1300 and artworks by some local artists such as the Master of Saint Francesco with his Crucifix executed in 1272. Works by Arnolfo di Cambio, as Woman at the fountain, Ill at the fountain, Commoner at the fountain,and Two scribblers, dated 1281, exemplify the sculpture of the late 1200s.
The altarpieces done by Luca di Tommè, by Bartolo di Fredi, by Taddeo and Domenico di Bartolo and by Lippo Vanni represent the Siena art of the first 1300s, while the wonderful youthful work by Gentile from Fabriano, Madonna with Child, done in about 1410, dates back to the late-Gothic age. The Tuscan Renaissance is masterly expressed in the Beato Angelico Polyptych Guidalotti (1445), in the famous Polyptych of Saint Antonio by Piero della Francesca (1468), in the altar-frontal by Benozzo Gozzoli (1456) and in the detached fresco by Domenico Veneziano (1437-38).
Numerous the artworks by Giovanni Boccati, among which the Madonna of the Pergola (1447).
Paintings by Benedetto Bonfigli (the Adoration of Magi, 1465), by Bartolomeo Caporali and by Fiorenzo di Lorenzo, well represent the local 1400s.
Considerable the collection of Perugino works, as the youthful Adoration of Magi (around 1472), the fragments of the large Ancona di Sant'Agostino and the cornice of the Pala dei Decemviri.
Again ascribable to Perugino is the extraordinary series of tables known as the Niche of Saint Bernardino.
Worthy of note also the Pala dei Fossi by Pinturicchio (1495), the Nativity of Mary by Pietro da Cortona (1643), Saint Cecilia by Orazio Gentileschi (ca.
1620), the Christ and the Samaritan by Valentin (1622) and the Trinity by Giaquinto (xviii century

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