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The Nativity c.1515

Baldassare Peruzzi (1481-1536)

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The Nativity by Peruzzi

BELUM.U2022.2, Ulster Museum Collection

We were glad to save this significant historic painting after it was placed under an Export Bar. The Nativity was painted in Rome around 1515, during the brief and intensely creative period of the High Renaissance. At this time Peruzzi was the leading painter in Rome after Michelangelo and Raphael. The painting is the first significant Renaissance painting to enter the Ulster Museum’s collection, enabling us to offer access to Renaissance art of the highest quality to our audiences.

The painting will be on display from 12th December 2023. 

This painting was purchased following export deferral with the assistance of grants from NHMF, the Art Fund, Esmė Mitchell Trust and the Department for Communities.

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