European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Companion to John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Cat. 241b)Made in Ferrara, Italy, Europe
Cosimo Tura (Cosmé Tura), Italian (active Ferrara), first documented 1430, died 1495
Tempera on panel
Cat. 241aJohn G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelTura was the principal painter of the court of the ruling Este family in Ferrara. He undoubtedly met the Netherlandish master Rogier van der Weyden in Ferrara in 1450. The detailed drawings that Tura used in the preparation of this panel and its companions indicate that he may have learned Netherlandish drawing techniques directly from Van der Weyden.
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