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    Artist Name:

    Master of Marradi

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    Italian, late 15th C.

    Title:

    A King with His Counselors

    Date:

    ca. 1490

    Medium:

    Tempera on panel

    Dimensions:

    24 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches

    Credit Line:

    Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

    Accession Number:

    58.48

    Currently Not on View
    This scene takes place in a decorated hall with two windows through which a distant landscape is visible. A king sits enthroned beneath a red and gold canopy atop a flight of stairs. His counselors stand in pairs before him in the foreground, each older man accompanied by a youth. The steps leading up and back suggest depth and contribute to a sense of theatrical drama. The decorative quality and symbolic gold leaf are indicative of earlier traditions, while the inclusion of a landscape view is more progressive.



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