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Domenico da Gambassi

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.




Andrea del Sarto
Italian, 1486-1530

About this artwork

This casually posed and loosely rendered portrait originally made up part of the lower section, or predella, of an altarpiece for a church in Gambassi, near Florence. The images of the patron, Domenico, and his wife, Lucrezia, flanked additional, now-lost paintings. The painted strapwork around the portraits, discovered during recent conservation treatment, once formed part of a decorative pattern that would have extended throughout the predella; it indicates how all the individual paintings were interconnected. Andrea del Sarto added highlights at the bottom of each roundel, mimicking the natural light of the church, to create the illusion of the paintings being set within a three-dimensional frame.


On View, Gallery 205


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Andrea del Sarto


Domenico da Gambassi


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Exhibited 1525–1528


Oil on panel


22.5 × 15.9 cm (8 7/8 × 6 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth

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