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  • Writer's pictureLaura

Everybody makes mistakes!

Today I show you a portrait form Pietro Perugino. The painting has been stored in the Uffizi Gallery since 1704. At that time, it was identified as a portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger of Martin Luter, the seminal figure of the Protestant Reformation who gave his name to Lutheranism.

Perugino portrays itself in a fresco in the Nobile Collegio del Cambio in Perugia. Thanks to his portrait, the identification with Perugino has been ascertained.

How have painted this portrait, instead, is still quite debated. Adolfo Venturi attributed it to Perugino himself in 1922, while the attribution to Raphael appeared in the 1930s. Today, the attributions are swinging between Raphael and Lorenzo di Credi.

If you want to know more about Perugino, check out “Perugino 2023” a platform entirely dedicated to Perugino, with great virtual exhibitions, videos, images, and more!

Fig 1 Raffaello o Lorenzo di Credi, Perugino, 1504, Tempera on wood, Uffizi, Florence.

Fig 2 Perugino, Self-portrait, 1497-1500, fresco. Collegio del Cambio, Perugia, Italy

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