Initial D[eus in loco] with a Prophet Excised from a Gradual

Ink, tempera, and gold on vellum | 16.7 x 16cm | 1409-10

Lorenzo Monaco

This jewel-like initial is one of a series of prophet portraits painted by Lorenzo in a set of choir books commissioned by the church of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence. Striking for its blue and orange-red foliage, the initial is set against a highly ...
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