14 December 2023, The Tablet

Renaissance revelation

He wasn’t a stickler for correctitude per se; he wanted his figures to be believable and his action dramatic.

Renaissance revelation

Francesco Pesellino’s Stigmatism of St Francis and Miracle of the Black Leg, 1624–27.
© RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre).

Not all great Italian painters made it big. Laura Gascoigne celebrates Pesellino, a Florentine artist whose exquisite works get their first show nearly 600 years on
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