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Best Renaissance Frescoes from 1400 - 1510

Pauline Kenny

In my opinion, the best books about Italian Frescoes are a two volume set of large, expensive, full color books ($135 list price each, cheaper on Amazon). Because we love frescoes, and we travel all over Italy to see them, I bought these books.

Italian Frescoes: The Early Renaissance 1400-1470, Steffi Roettgen, Abbeville Press Publishers, 1997

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Italian Frescoes: The Flowering of the Renaissance 1470-1510, Steffi Roettgen, Abbeville Press Publishers, 1997

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Each book describes what the author considers to be the significant frescoes of the time period. They have detailed descriptions of each fresco series and pages of beautiful photographs of them. I have listed the frescoes described in these two books. They are sorted by town within region. It is my personal goal to see each of these frescoes.

Town

Place

Building

Book

Painter

Apulia

Galatina

Santa Caterina

early

Apulian school of the followers of Ottaviano Nelli

Emilia-Romagna

Bologna

San Giacomo Maggiore

Oratory of St. Cecilia

flower

Francesco Francia, Lorenzo Costa, Amico Aspertini

Ferrara

Palazzo Schifanoia

Hall of the Months

early

Cosimo Tura, Francesco del Cossa, Ercole de' Roberti, Baldassare d'Este

Torrechiara

Castello di Torrechiara

Golden Room

early

Benedetto and Bonifacio Bembo

Lazio

Rome

San Clemente

Chapel of Cardinal Branda Castiglione

early

Masolino da Panicale and workshop, Masaccio

Rome

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

Carafa Chapel

flower

Filippino Lippi

Vatican City

Palazzo Vaticano

Chapel of Nicholas V

early

Fra Angelico and workshop

Vatican City

Palazzo Vaticano

Sistine Chapel

flower

Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Perugino, Cosimo Rosselli, Luca Signorelli

Lombardy

Castiglione Olona

Baptistery

early

Masolino da Panicale

Castiglione Olona

Collegiata

Choir Vaulting

early

Masolino da Panicale

Mantua

Palazzo Ducale

Camera degli Sposi

flower

Andrea Mantegna

Monza

Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista

Tomb Chapel of the Langobard Queen Theodolinda

early

Franceschino, Gregorio, Giovanni Zavattari

Marches

Loreto

Sanctuario della Santa Casa

Sacristy of St. John; Sacristy of St. Mark

flower

Lucca Signorelli, Melozzo da Forli

Urbino

Oratory of San Giovanni Battista

early

Lorenzo Salimbeni, Jacopo Salimbeni, Antonio Alberti

Piedmont

Manta

Castello di Manta

Great Hall

early

Circle of Giacomo Jacquerio

Trentino-Alto Adige

Trent

Castello del Bwon Consiglio

Eagle's Tower

early

Painter Unknown

Tuscany

Arezzo

San Francesco

Choir Chapel

early

Vicci di Lorenzo, Piero della Francesca

Florence

Santa Maria del Carmine

Brancacci Chapel

early

Masolino da Panicale, Masaccio, Filippino Lippi

Florence

Sant'Apollonia

Refectory

early

Andrea del Castagno

Florence

Villa Carducci in Legnaia and Galleria degli Uffizi

early

Andrea del Castagno

Florence

Palazzo Medici-Riccardi

Chapel of the Magi

early

Benozzo Gozzoli

Florence

Palazzo Vecchio

Sala dei Gigli

flower

Domenico Ghirlandaio and workshop

Florence

Santa Trinita

Sassetti Chapel

flower

Domenico Ghirlandaio and workshop

Florence

Santa Maria Novella

Tornabuoni Chapel

flower

Domenico Ghirlandaio, Davide Ghirlandaio and Benedetto Ghirlandaio

Florence

Santa Maria Novella

Strozzi Chapel

flower

Filippino Lippi

Monte Oliveto Maggiore

Abbazia

Great Cloister

flower

Lucca Signorelli, Sodoma

Prato

Cathedral of Santo Stefano

Choir Chapel

early

Filippo Lippi, Fra Diamante di Feo

San Gimignano

Sant 'Agostino

Main Choir chapel

early

Benozzo Gozzoli and workshop

San Gimignano

Collegiata

Chapel of Saint Fina

flower

Domenico Ghirlandaio and workshop

Siena

Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala

Pellegriniao

early

Domenico di Bartolo, Il Vecchietta, Priamo della Quercia

Siena

Duomo

Piccolomini Library

flower

Pinturicchio and workshop

Umbria

Montefalco

Museo Communale of San Francesco

Choir Chapel

early

Benozzo Gozzoli

Orvieto

Duomo

Cappella Nuova

flower

Fra Angelico, Lucca Signorelli

Perugia

Collegio del Cambio

Sala di Udeinza

flower

Perugino

Spello

Collegata di Santa Maria Maggiore

Baglinoi Chapel

flower

Pinturicchio

Spoleto

Santa Maria

Choir Apse

early

Filippino Lippi, Fra Diamente di Feo

Valle d'Aosta

Issogne

Castello Challant

entry porch and courtyard loggia

flower

Local Valle d'Aosta workshop

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