Our Museums

The Nativity c.1515

Baldassare Peruzzi (1481-1536)

View more art in our collections
Peruzzi Nativity

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.

National Gallery Peruzzi varnish removal
Varnish removal.