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Cosme Tura

(b Ferrara, ?1430; d Ferrara, April 1495). Italian painter. He was court painter to the Este family of Ferrara from 1458 until the mid-1480s. He was the first and one of the greatest representatives of the Ferrarese school of painting, but many of his most important works, including the decoration of the library of Pico della Mirandola (1463–94), have been either destroyed or dismantled, and some of his large-scale altarpieces are divided between collections. His career is well recorded and provides a vivid illustration of the role and duties of a 15th-century court artist.

 


The Madonna of the Zodiac

c. 1453
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

 

 

Pieta

1460
Museo Correr, Venice

 

 

 


Madonna and Child in a Garden

1452
National Gallery of Art, Washington
 
 
 

Annunciation

1469
Museo del Duomo, Ferrara
 
 
 

Annunciation
(detail)
1469
Museo del Duomo, Ferrara
 
 
 

Pieta

1474
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
 

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