Pesellino-Lippi-Nachahmer, Madonna mit Kind und Engeln im Rosenhag, Florenz, Museo Horne
Pesellino-Lippi-Nachahmer, Madonna mit Kind und Engeln, Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum ofArt
This painting was originally acquired as the work of Alesso Baldovinetti. However, it is by an unidentified artist referred to by the name of convenience “Pseudo-Pier Francesco Fiorentino”. The epigone combined various artistic trends of the time and drew on the rich repertoire of motifs of great Florentine masters such as Pesellino and Fra Filippo Lippi. The large number of near-serially produced Madonna paintings has given rise to the assumption that they were the product of a workshop whose head has yet to be identified. This way of working says a lot about the conception and appreciation of art of the time – for less wealthy clients, decorative qualities counted more than the originality of the design.