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.
Giovanni Agostino da Lodi emerged as a known painter with a historical identity, with the confirmation found in a drawing sold at Sotheby’s in New York in 1986. A group of related works formerly conventionally designated as ‘Pseudo-Boccaccino’ is now attributed to the now clearly defined artistic personality of Giovanni Agostino da Lodi. Born in the Lombard town of Lodi, he was active in Milan and Venice.