UMBRIAN SCHOOL 15th Century The Nativity
Tempera and Gold on Glass. Good Condition. In a plain wood-stained frame of a later date which requires some restoration. Measurements: Glass Panel: 18 x 15cm (approx 7 x 6 inches) Framed: 23 x 20cm (approx 9 x 8 inches)
The Italian school of painting known as Umbrian School had its center in Perugia and was active from the 1200 to early 1500. Umbrian devotional miniatures were particularly popular and early pictures were painted on glass. Toward the late 14th and early 15th centuries, Umbria became one of the most important centers of Late Gothic art in Italy with masters such as Gentile da Fabriano. Later in the 15th century, the Renaissance style prevailing in Umbria was influenced from the Florentine school of painting. Works of the Umbrian school are distinguished for their religious narrative, idealized rendering of landscape, and delicate palette. Our present work is a very good example of such style.