From now through May 3, 2015, the National Gallery of Art, Washington hosts Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence. The exhibition showcases over forty of the artist’s most compelling works. With themes ranging from the pagan to the divine, the show includes loans from churches in Italy and one of his greatest masterpieces, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Elizabeth of Hungary, Catherine of Alexandria, Peter, and John the Evangelist with Angels from the Museo degli Innocenti, Florence. Several important paintings will undergo conservation treatment before the exhibition, including the Gallery’s Visitation with Saints Nicholas of Bari and Anthony Abbot—one of the artist’s largest surviving works.

A different version of the exhibition will be hosted at the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence from 23 June through 27 September.

The Visitation with Saint Nicholas and Saint Anthony Abbot, c. 1489/1490. Oil on panel. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Elizabeth of Hungary, Catherine of Alexandria, Peter and John the Evangelist with Angels, 1493. Panel. Museo degli Innocenti, Florence

Perseus Frees Andromeda, c. 1513. Oil on wood, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The Discovery of Honey, c. 1505-1510. Oil on panel, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

The Misfortunes of Silenus, 1505-1510.Oil on panel. Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge

Hunting Scenes, c. 1507-8. Tempera and oil transferred to masonite. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Robert Gordon, 1875

The Building of a Palace, c. 1514-18. Tempera on panel. The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Bequest of John Ringling, 1936

Portrait of Giuliano da Sangallo, c. 1500. Panel. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Vulcan and Aeolus, c. 1495-1500, Oil and tempera on canvas. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

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