The Early Renaissance


   

 


Ercole de' Roberti
          
 
 

 

Ercole de’ Roberti

(b Ferrara, c. 1455–6; d 18 May–1 July 1496).

Italian painter and draughtsman. He was, together with Cosimo Tura and Francesco del Cossa, one of the most important painters working in Ferrara and Bologna in the 15th century. Although many of his works have been destroyed, those that survive show that he raised the depiction of human emotion and narrative drama to remarkable heights. From 1486 he worked as court painter to Ercole I d’Este, Duke of Ferrara.

 

 


Saint Jerome in the Wilderness
1470

 

 
 


The Wife of Hasdrubal and her Children
1480-90
National Gallery of Art, Washington

 

 

 

Portrait of Giovanni II Bentivoglio

c. 1480
National Gallery of Art, Washington

Portrait of Ginevra Bentivoglio

c. 1480
National Gallery of Art, Washington

 

 

 

Predella of the Griffoni Polyptych: Miracles of St Vincent Ferrer
(left view)
1473
Pinacoteca, Vatican
 
 
 

Predella of the Griffoni Polyptych: Miracles of St Vincent Ferrer
(right view)
1473
Pinacoteca, Vatican
 
 
 

Predella of Stories of Christ: 1. Prayer in the Garden and Capture

1482
Gemaldegalerie, Dresden
 
 
 

Predella of Stories of Christ: 2. Pieta

1482
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
 

Predella of Stories of Christ: 3. Road to Calvary

1482
Gemaldegalerie, Dresden
 
 

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