The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden possess an impressive inventory of Italian drawings and paintings from the Late Gothic and Early Renaissance. Approximately 60 works by well-known artists, ranging from Giotto and Filippino Lippi through Andrea del Verrocchio and up to Pintoricchio and Sandro Botticelli, are now shown together in an exhibition. The accompanying catalogue examines the art and cultural history of the 14th to late 15th centuries, while shedding light on the epochal changes that took place. Recent technical examinations of the artworks have allowed hidden layers of drawings and paintings to come to light, revealing unusual insights into the working practices of the workshops. The search for an effective figural design, three-dimensional rendering of garments or the perspectival placement of architectural structures in pictorial spaces can now be traced and better understood as a result. This catalogue makes comparative viewing of both drawings and paintings possible. Moreover, it offers the first overview of the entire Italian collection of Late Gothic and Early Renaissance works preserved in Dresden.