The Kress Collection encompasses more than 3,000 works of European art, and is distinguished for its abundance of Italian Renaissance paintings. The Collection was donated to scores of regional and academic art museums.
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation devotes its resources to advancing the history, conservation, and enjoyment of the vast heritage of European art, architecture, and archaeology from antiquity to the early 19th century.
Domenico di Giacomo di Pace, called Beccafumi, from the name of his protector. Sienese School. Born c. 1485; died 1551. He was influenced by Pacchiarotto, Fra Bartolommeo, Sodoma, Raphael, and Michelangelo; but he developed his own peculiar brand of Mannerism, characterized by remarkable luministic effects. He was active as an architect, sculptor, and mosaicist, as well as painter.