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.
Sienese School. Active possibly 1306 – late 1340’s; died probably 1348. Pietro Lorenzetti developed under the influence of Duccio and Simone Martini. While retaining the grandeur and intensity of their style, he marks a decided advance in the treatment of space and perspective, a field in which his brother, Ambrogio, pushes forward still further.