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Cecilie Hollberg e Fabrizio Moretti Foto di Guido Cozzi
September 11, 2023

Crocifisso Corsi, new work joins collections of Accademia Gallery

Find a place in the Halls on the ground floor of the Florentine Museum

"Enriching the museum with new acquisitions is a task I have set myself since the beginning of my directorship, and since 2016 to date we can count 17 of them," says Cecilie Hollberg, director of the Accademia Gallery (To discover our unseen journey inside the Gallery, click here).

"After Lorenzo Bartolini's marble bust of Napoleon, we are delighted to welcome to our collections the Corsi Crucifix, a work created in the first quarter of the 14th century by a Florentine painter named after this very panel: Master of the Corsi Crucifix." With these words was presented the new work in the collection at the Accademia Gallery, a painted crucifix dating back to the first quarter of the 14th century, known precisely as the Corsi Crucifix, which visitors can, as of now, admire inside the rooms on the ground floor, alongside paintings by leading Florentine artists active between the 13th and 14th centuries.

Crocifisso Corsi photo Serge Dominge

The attribution to the Master of the Corsi Crucifix was due to Richard Offner, in 1931, who described him as "a painter of dramatic talent," trained in close contact with the Master of the Santa Cecilia. The Crucifix came from the rich collection that engineer Arnaldo Corsi left to the City of Florence in 1938. Since 1952 we find it on the antiques market and since then it passed through the hands of various estates, was attached to various private collections between the Tuscan capital, Milan and Venice, before arriving, today, at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence, through the antiquarian Fabrizio Moretti


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