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Ercole de' Roberti

Ercole de' Roberti ārkô´lā dā rōbĕr´tē [key], 1456?–1496, Italian painter of the Ferrarese school. He probably began his career by assisting Francesco Cossa in the decoration of the Schifanoia Palace, Ferrara. A large altarpiece in the Brera, Milan, is the most certain work by Ercole. Other paintings ascribed to him reveal a style ranging from a nervous sensitivity to a dynamic intensity. Paintings attributed to him are in the Cook Collection, Richmond, Va. the Museum of Art, Philadelphia the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. the National Gallery, London and at Liverpool, Berlin, and Dresden.

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