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Christ Healing a Lunatic and Judas Receiving Thirty Pieces of Silver

Francesco d'Antonio, Italian (active Florence), born c. 1393-94; last documented 1433, Florence

Made in Florence, Italy, Europe

c. 1425-1426

Tempera and gold on linen

45 3/8 x 41 3/4 inches (115.3 x 106 cm) Framed: 48 1/4 × 44 3/4 × 3 inches (122.6 × 113.7 × 7.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 309, European Art 1100-1500, third floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 17

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Early sources suggest that the great Renaissance painter Masaccio worked out the sophisticated perspective of the temple. The design is based, in part, on the plan for the dome of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.

The haloes of Christ and the apostles contain an emblem with the Greek letters for Christ’s name, a symbol Bernardino of Siena promoted for religious devotion. He preached sermons in Florence in 1425 and 1426, and this lightweight canvas painting may relate to that visit.

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