Florence, Pitti Palace (various galleries)
17th May 20th June 2016
Il rigore e la grazia: La compagnia di San Benedetto Bianco nel Seicento fiorentino
A large exhibition, spread across the Boboli Gardens, The Museum of Silver and the Costume Museum (all at the Pitti Palace), it is billed as ‘a secret treasure, rediscovered’, and features a series of virtually unknown works by Matteo Rosselli, Jacopo Vignali, Carlo Dolci, il Volterrano, Vincenzo Dandini and othe Florenctine masters of the 17th century. Part of the exhibition is to be visited in the Palatine Chapel of the Pitti Palace, a section pf the building that is rarely open to visitors.
The ‘compagnia di San Benedetto Bianco’ of the exhibition title is the source of the vast bulk of the works on show.