Antonello da Messina

c1430 Born in Messina, Sicily, then part of the Kingdom of Naples, the son of a stonemason.

1457 Antonello is recorded as having his own workshop in Messina.

1460 He returns to Sicily after a long visit to mainland Italy. The destination(s) of that  visit are unknown.

1475 Travels to Venice.

1476 He may have visited Milan (the Duke was interested in acquiring his services) but by September he is known to have been back in Messina.

1479 Dies in Messina.

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Antonello da Messina - Selected Works

1457-59 Virgin Reading, Baltimore, Walters Art Museum

c1460 Virgin and Child with a Franciscan Donor, Messina, Museo Regionale di Messina

1465 Christ Blessing, London, National Gallery

1473 Virgin of the Annunciation, Munich, Alte Pinakothek

c1474 The Virgin Annunciate, Palermo, Galleria Nationale

1475 The Crucifixion, Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum

1475 Christ Crucified, London, National Gallery

c1475 Portrait of a Man, London, National Gallery

1475-76 Saint Jerome in his Study, London, National Gallery

1475-76 Madonna with SS. Nicholas of Bari, Anastasia, Ursula and Dominic, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

1475-78 The Dead Christ Supported by an Angel, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

Antonello da Messina - Featured Paintings

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