The statues were subsequently moved to the Grotta Grande in the Boboli Gardens in 1585. where casts of the originals can now be seen (see ppl 24-5). The gallery contains an important collection of paintings by 15thand 16th-century Florentine t artists: contemporaries of Michelangelo such as Fra Bartolomeo, Filippino Lippi, Bronzino and Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio. There are many major works including the Madonna del Mare (Madonna of the Sea), attributed to Botticelli (1445-1510), and Venus and Cupid by Jacopo Pontormo (1494-1556), based upon a preparatory drawing by Michelangelo. On display with these is an elaborately painted wooden chest, the Cassone Adimari, by Scheggia, Masaccio’s step-brother. Painted around 1440, it was originally used as part of a bride’s trousseau, and is covered with details of Florentine daily life, clothing and architecture. The bridal party are pictured standing in front of the Baptistry. Pacino di Bonaguida’s Tree of Life (1310) is a prominent painting among the collections of Byzantine and late 13thand 14th-century religious art, much of which is stylized and heavily embossed with gold. The Salone della Toscana (Tuscany Room) is full of 19th-century sculpture and paintings by members of the Accademia, and a series of original plaster models by the sculptor Lorenzo Bartolini.
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