Pier Francesco Foschi. (1502-1567). Florentine painter

Pier Francesco Foschi. (1502-1567). Florentine painter

The Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence is hosting from Tuesday 28 November 2023 to Sunday 10 March 2024 the first monographic exhibition in Europe dedicated to the Florentine painter Pier Francesco Foschi (1502-1567).

Florentine by birth and the son of a family of painters, Foschi was a pupil of Andrea del Sarto, and received numerous commissions from prominent Florentine families such as the Medici, the Pucci and the Torrigiani. He collaborated with Pontormo on the decoration of the loggia of the villa in Careggi, commissioned by Duke Alessandro de' Medici, and on that of the villa in Castello, commissioned by Cosimo I. His success reached its peak during the 1640s, when he won the commission for three altarpieces for the important church of Santo Spirito, his only works mentioned by Vasari.

The exhibition, curated by the Galleria dell'Accademia, aims to raise awareness of the artistic personality of a master such as Foschi, an unjustly forgotten figure, and to understand his role in the context of 16th-century Florentine painting. Thanks to this exhibition, in addition to showing forgotten works, it was possible to restore some paintings located in various places in the area, such as the Church of Santo Spirito.



Pier Francesco Foschi. (1502-1567). Florentine painter

The exhibition includes about forty works by Foschi, including paintings and drawings, including the altarpiece, the Holy Family with St. John the Baptist (1526-1530), already in the collections of the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence.

It is divided into five sections that explore the main aspects of his prolific activity, starting from his training with Andrea del Sarto to his commissions for large altarpieces and his numerous portraits, a genre in which he achieved considerable success.

Opening hours
28-11-2023 - 14-04-2024
Tuesday - Sunday
from 08:15 to 18:30
Entrance fee:
€ 12.00