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Lorenzo Monaco

ca. 1370 - 1425 Florence
Price range
1,000,000 – 3,000,000 USD +
Lorenzo Monaco, the pre-eminent Florentine painter in the first quarter of the fifteenth century, made his mark with the perfection of the early International Gothic style.

The characteristic qualities which won him such renown are unexpected combinations of brilliant color and an extraordinarily graceful line which is both visually appealing and dramatically expressive, all fused to produce profoundly moving works on a variety of scale.

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Top 3 auction prices

1,760,831 $
1,877,151 $
3,615,000 $


The sales are: Sotheby’s London – 7 Dec 2005 lot 00035 (1,016,000 GBP), Koller Auktionen AG – 26 Mar 2004 lot 3008 (2,399,000 CHF), and Christie’s New York – 1 May 2019 lot 10. Updated 18th March 2024.
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Books on Lorenzo Monaco

Antonio Natali and Angelo Tartuferi, ed., Bagliori Dorati: Il Gotico Internazionale a Firenze 1375-1440, exh. cat., Florence, 2012.

Angelo Tartuferi, ed., Lorenzo Monaco: a bridge from Giotto’s heritage to the Renaissance, exh. cat. Florence, 2006.

Laurence Kanter, ed., Painting and Illumination in Early Renaissance Florence 1300-1450, exh. cat., New York, 1994.

Marvin Eisenberg, Lorenzo Monaco, Princeton, 1989.

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