Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria - National Gallery of Umbria

Images of masterpieces from the National Gallery of Umbria now available at Bridgeman Images

Located in Perugia, the National Gallery of Umbria is housed in the Palazzo dei Priori, one of the most iconic architectural buildings of the Italian gothic period.

After separating from the Accademia del Disegno, the museum became a civic art gallery on the 4th June, 1863. Ten years later, the entire collection was welcomed within the walls of the Palazzo dei Priori. In 1918 it was purchased by the state and became known as the Regia Galleria Vannucci and a few years later it was named as the National Gallery of Umbria.

Organised in chronological order, today it houses important works and exceptional examples of the Italian medieval and Renaissance periods, including:

The great Gothic painter Gentile da Fabriano:

Madonna in trono con Bambino e angeli, Gentile da Fabriano (c.1370-1427) / Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria / Bridgeman Images
 

The staging of the life of Saint Nicholas, produced by Fra Angelico for the Guidalotti polyptych, also known as the Dominican Altarpiece.

 

Maria Annunciata, Polittico dei Domenicani (tavola, pittura a tempera), Giovanni da Fiesole detto Beato Angelico (c.1400-55) / Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria / Bridgeman Images

 

Polyptych of Saint Anthony, work by Pietro della Francesca, one of the great revolutionary of the reinassance painting.

 

Sant'Elisabetta d'Ungheria resucita un bambino caduto in un pozzo, Polittico di Sant'Antonio (tavola, pittura a olio), Piero della Francesca (13th century) / Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria / Bridgeman Images

 

The works of Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio, and Luca Signorelli are among the most influential painters of 15th century Italy and renowned for adorned part of the Sistine Chapel with their frescoes.

 

Adorazione dei Re Magi, Pietro Vannucci detto Perugino (c.1445-1523) / Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria / Bridgeman Images

 

 

San Bernardino risana la figlia di Giovanni Antonio Petrazio da Rieti, Bernardino di Betto detto Pinturicchio (c.1452-1513) / Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria / Bridgeman Images

 

 

Pala dei Francescani di Paciano (tavola, pittura a tempera), Luca Signorelli (c.1450-1523) / Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria / Bridgeman Images

 

Sculptors Arnolfo di Cambio, Nicola and Giovanni Pisano and Agostino di Duccio.

 

Madonna, Agostino di Duccio (1418-c.81) / Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria / Bridgeman Images

 

The collection encompasses a vast pictorial production dating from the 17th century to the 19th century, including works by Orazio Gentileschi, Valentin de Boulogne, Pietro da Cortona, il Sassoferrato, Francesco Trevisani, Sebastiano Conca, Pierre Subleyras, Corrado Giaquinto, and Jean-Baptiste Wicar.

 

Santa Cecilia, Gentileschi, Orazio (1565-1647) / Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria / Bridgeman Images

 

Images from the National Gallery of Umbria are now available for reproduction through Bridgeman Images. Please contact us for further information.

 


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