Piero della Francesca’s Portraits of Federico sa Montefeltro and His Wife Battista Sforza

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http://www.uffizi.org/artworks/portraits-of-the-duke-and-duchess-of-urbino-by-piero-della-francesca/

This painting is one of the most popular pieces of art during the time of the Italian Renaissance. This diptych painting was painted by Piero della Francesca over a seven year period, he depicted the Duke and his wife. The duke was a great patron to the arts and made Urbino a well known and tasteful cultural center. The portrait view reminds us of classical portrait medals with them in the foreground with a landscape background.

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