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Contini Bonacossi Collection
Country: ItalyAddress: Via Lambertesca (Back to the Uffizi), 50122 Firenze
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In 1998 the Uffizi Gallery has acquired the Contini Bonacossi collection, with temporary entrance from Via Lambertesca (Back to the Uffizi).
The collection comprises thirty-five paintings, twelve sculptures, eleven large coats of arms by Della Robbia, in addition to a remarkable group of ancient furniture pieces and majolicas, which were originally part of perhaps the most prestigious collection ever gathered, belonging to Alessandro Contini Bonacossi.
The most important pieces are now property of the State, after long and complex hereditary negotiations with the heirs. Its acquisition significantly enriches the patrimony of the Uffizi. Among its pieces we find works attributed to Cimabue and Duccio, in addition to large wooden panels by Sassetta and Giovanni del Biondo, a fresco by Andrea del Castagno and a superb group of paintings of Venetian artists (Veronese, Giambellino, Tintoretto, Cima da Conegliano). One of the most precious pieces is the San Lorenzo, an early work by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The Uffizi buildings also house other important collections: the Collection of Prints and Drawings (Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi).
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