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Collection of the Guild of St George, Museums Sheffield
'Angels in Adoration' from the Medici Riccardi Chapel, after Benozzo Gozzoli
Date Made/Found: 1884-1885
Publisher: The Arundel Society , British, 1849 - 1897
Artist: possibly after Eduard Kaiser , Austrian, 1820 - 1895
Artist: after Benozzo Gozzoli , Italian, 1421 - 1497
Artist: after Fritz Frick , active 1880 - 1890
Material and Medium: chromolithograph on paper
Dimensions: Sight size: 757 x 466mm Mount (Old gold coloured mount): 921 x 628mm
Department: Ruskin
Accession Number: CGSG01649
This print depicts a small section of fresco or wall painting in the private chapel of the Medici Palace in Florence. The Medici, a powerful, ruling family in Renaissance Florence finished their chapel in 1449 and commissioned fresco decoration from the Florentine artist Benozzo Gozzoli. The Magi, or Three Kings with a multitude of attendants are shown processing along the walls, and this detail is taken from the altar area of the chapel where angels kneel in adoration of the Christ Child. The Arundel Society produced prints from various areas of this highly-decorative chapel; all are filled with background details that show typical landscapes and architecture from around Florence, mingled with exotic animals and plants to give the work a luxurious feel. The society’s aim was to bring art to people who would have little chance of seeing original work for the good of ‘public taste’ and to provide an affordable resource to art students.
Display Location: Millennium Gallery

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