Pesellino: A Renaissance Master Revealed

Curator Dr Imogen Tedbury introduces our exhibition, ‘Pesellino: A Renaissance Master’

Friday, 19 January 2024
1 – 2 pm GMT

Join Dr Imogen Tedbury, Curator of Italian Paintings before 1500, to discover an overlooked Renaissance great as she introduces you to the first-ever exhibition dedicated to Francesco Pesellino.

Pesellino’s talents were hugely sought-after during his lifetime. However, an early death at just 35, and the difficulty in attributing works has meant that his legacy has been largely overlooked. This exhibition seeks to remedy that by shining a light on the depth and breadth of Pesellino’s achievements.

During the talk Imogen will explore two of Pesellino’s masterpieces from the National Gallery Collection – the Pistoia Trinity altarpiece (1455–60), and the newly-restored ‘Stories of David’ cassone panels.

This session will be accompanied by live speech-to-text transcription supported by Stagetext.

Image: Detail from Francesco Pesellino, ‘The Triumph of David’, about 1445-55

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Dr Imogen Tedbury is the Curator of Italian Paintings before 1500 (maternity cover). Before joining the gallery, she was Curator of Art at the Queen’s House, Royal Museums Greenwich. She previously held positions at the National Gallery, Royal Holloway Picture Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is a co-author of the Norton Simon Museum’s forthcoming early Italian paintings catalogue.

Supported by

Supported by Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE

Adult access provision is supported by The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation, with additional support from The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust.


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