Jacopo da Sellaio

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Jacopo da Sellaio
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Jacopo del Sellaio, Virgin and Child, c. 1470, São Paulo Museum of Art, São Paulo
Born 1441
Florence, Italy[1]
Died 1493 (aged 51–52)
Florence, Italy[1]
Nationality Italian
Field Painting
Training Filippo Lippi
Movement Florentine School

Jacopo da Sellaio (c. 1441–1493[1]), sometimes known as Jacopo di Arcangel, was an eclectic Italian painter from the early Renaissance, who painted in the style of the Florentine School. He was a pupil of Fra' Filippo Lippi, with his contemporary Sandro Botticelli, who became a lasting influence on him.[2] It is noted that by 1460, he had joined the Confraternity of Saint Luke (Italian: Compagnia di S Luca) in Florence, and in 1473, he is documented to have shared a studio with Filippo di Giuliano.[1]

A number of da Sellaio's paintings for decorative chests (Italian: cassoni) survive in collections, such as his Story of Cupid and Psyche commissioned for a 15th-century Florentine marriage and depicting the ancient romance of the marriage of the mortal princess, Psyche, to the god of love, Cupid.[3] He executed another wedding cassone, The Nerli Cassone, in collaboration with Zanobi di Domenico and Biagio d'Antonio in 1472. He executed another wedding cassone, The Nerli Cassone in collaboration with Zanobi di Domenico and Biagio d'Antonio in 1472. His piece now in the Uffizi Gallery, The Banquet of Ahasuerus, was also painted with two other panels, including Esther before Ahasuerus (Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest) for a cassoni.

Da Sellaio's small devotional pieces were well known, several of which depicted Saint Jerome and Saint John the Baptist. He also painted religious works for the church of San Lucia dei Magnoli and the church of San Frediano, both in Florence.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Kren, Emil; Daniel Marx. "Jacopo del Sellaio". Web Gallery of Art. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Kren, Emil; Daniel Marx. "The Banquet of Ahasuerus". Web Gallery of Art. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Pharos Collection: Italy 1400–1700". Fitzwilliam Museum. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Cassone by Jacopo del Sellaio". Web Gallery of Art. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  5. ^ "The Reconciliation of the Romans and Sabines". Philadelphia Museum of Art. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  6. ^ "The Adoration of the Magi". Kress Foundation. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Saint John the Baptist by Jacopo del Sellaio". Web Gallery of Art. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  8. ^ "St. Jerome and St. Francis". Kress Foundation. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Votive Altarpiece: the Trinity, the Virgin, St. John and Donors". The National Museum of Western Art. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  10. ^ "St John the Baptist by Jacopo da Sellaio". Web Gallery of Art. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  11. ^ "The Legend of Brutus and Portia circa 1485". Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 
  12. ^ "Italian art". Birmingham Museum of Art. Retrieved September 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Madonna and Child with Saints Lucy, Sebastian, John the Baptist and Catherine". Ackland Art Museum. Retrieved April 25, 2009. 

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