The Four Evangelists

The Four Evangelists

Ferrara (Italy) — Around 1474

Four magnificent Evangelist portraits created for the great condottiero, patron of the arts, and Duke of Urbino, Federico da Montefeltro

  1. Federico da Montefeltro (1422-82) was one of the most famous rulers of 15th century Italy

  2. The Duke of Urbino commissioned some of the finest manuscripts of the Italian Renaissance

  3. These four Evangelist portraits are Quattrocento masterpieces presented in passe-partouts

The Four Evangelists

  1. Description
  2. Facsimile Editions (1)
The Four Evangelists

This boxed set presents four of the finest Evangelist portraits ever created, which have been taken from the Gospels of the Duke of Urbino, Federico da Montefeltro, which is stored in the Vatican Library under the shelf mark Urbinas Latinus 10. These large miniatures are accompanied by the beginning of each Gospel text and are presented in passe-partout. They originated ca. 1474 in either Ferrara or Urbino at the behest of Federico da Montefeltro, the great condottiero who also had a reputation for being a patron of the arts as well as a just lord who ruled by humanist principles. This collection represents just a sampling of the rich artistic tradition cultivated by the lords of Urbino.


Alternative Titles
Gospels of the Duke of Urbino: Federigo da Montefeltro
Size / Format
4 single pages / 26.0 × 40.5 cm
Around 1474
4 full-page miniatures
Four portraits of evangelists from the Gospels of Federico da Montefeltro

Available facsimile editions:
Die vier Evangelisten - Urbinas Latinus 10
Belser Verlag – Stuttgart, 2018
Limited Edition: 599 copies
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