Another visiting masterpiece has arrived as part of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture. Piero della Francesca’s 15th-century tempera and oil on panel, the Senigallia Madonna (1470s) is normally on view in the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, in the Ducal Palace of Urbino. This exceptional work by one of the masters of the Renaissance was one of three stolen paintings recovered in 1975 by Italy’s famed Carabinieri Cultural Heritage Protection Command (CCHPC), specializing in protection of Italy’s cultural heritage on a national and international level. Don’t miss this magnificent loan by a fascinating artist.

Above: Piero della Francesca, Senigallia Madonna, about 1474. Oil and tempera on panel. Galleria Nazionale delle Marche / Soprintendenza per i Beni Storici, Artistici ed Etnoantropologici delle Marche / Ministero per I Beni e le Attività Culturali.