The Early Renaissance



Ercole de' Roberti


Ercole de’ Roberti

(b Ferrara, c. 1455–6; d 18 May–1 July 1496).

Italian painter and draughtsman. He was, together with Cosimo Tura and Francesco del Cossa, one of the most important painters working in Ferrara and Bologna in the 15th century. Although many of his works have been destroyed, those that survive show that he raised the depiction of human emotion and narrative drama to remarkable heights. From 1486 he worked as court painter to Ercole I d’Este, Duke of Ferrara.


Madonna with Child and Saints

Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan



The Convalescence of St Theodora Suarez

Pinacoteca, Vatican



The Adoration of the Shepherds
about 1490

The Dead Christ
about 1490

The Institution of the Eucharist

The Israelites gathering Manna

Portia and Brutus

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