The Ascent to Calvary (detail), about 1485, Ercole de’ Roberti, panel. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

Ercole de’ Roberti in Focus: Conserving Two Renaissance Masterpieces


North Pavilion, Plaza Level

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Two rare 15th-century paintings by Ercole de' Roberti have recently undergone conservation at the Getty. Newly cleaned, these remarkable works reveal Ercole's absolute mastery of dramatic narrative and perceptive observation of intricate detail, accomplishments which earned him the status of leading painter in his native city of Ferrara, Italy. Discover the fascinating results of the conservation treatment before the paintings return to their permanent home in Dresden, Germany.

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