Contini Bonacossi Collection
Collezione Contini Bonacossi
Pazzi Family crest in glazed terracotta
c. 1520


In 1998 the Uffizi Gallery has acquired the Contini Bonacossi collection, with temporary entrance from Via Lambertesca (Back to the Uffizi). The collection comprises thirty-five paintings, twelve sculptures, eleven large coats of arms by Della Robbia, in addition to a remarkable group of ancient furniture pieces and majolicas, which were originally part of perhaps the most prestigious collection ever gathered, belonging to Alessandro Contini Bonacossi.

The major pieces are currently owned by the Italian State, after long and complicated inheritance disputes. Undoubtedly, the acquisition of this collection is a great addition to the Uffizi.

One can find works by Cimabue and Duccio, wood panels from Sassetta and Giovanni del Biondo, a fresco by Andrea del Castagno and impressive paintings by Venetian artists (Veronese, Bellini, Tintoretto, Cima da Conegliano). One of the most important is the painting of San Lorenzo, an early work by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints
(Madonna of the Snows Altarpiece)
c. 1431
Andrea del Castagno
Madonna Pazzi
c. 1445
Giovanni Bellini
Madonna in Adoration of the Sleeping Child
c. 1475
Giovanni della Robbia
Coat of arms in glazed terracotta
of the Del Monte Family
c. 1520
Giovanni della Robbia
Coat of arms in glazed terracotta
of the Caiani da Diacceto Family
c. 1520
Lorenzo Lotto
Madonna with Child,
St. Rocco and St. Sebastian
c. 1522
Paolo Veronese
Portrait of Iseppo da Porto and his Son Adrian
Oil on canvas 247x137
c. 1555
Lorenzo Lotto
Susanna and the Elders
c. 1517
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