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October 30, 2015

Recomposed the triptych by Antonello da Messina

To accommodate the next 15 years, the Uffizi in Florence

The reassembled triptych by Antonello da Messina will be on display from November 3 to 15 years in room 20 of the Uffizi in Florence.

The work was for centuries divided into two parts. The central image of the Madonna and Child and that of St. John the Evangelist in 1996 were acquired to the State by Minister of Culture Antonio Paolucci.

With the purchase is carried out the will of the antiquarian Stefano Bardini who had left its rich heritage of art works at the State provided they bought one or two major works of art, of value, to be devoted to the Uffizi and the Bargello.

The third picture of the triptych, St. Benedict, is owned by the Pinacoteca of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan.

In exchange for the work of Antonello, the Lombardy Region, explain at the Sforzesco Castle for 15 years the Madonna and Child with an Angel by Vincenzo Foppa of Brescia, of the Uffizi.


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