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Madonna and Child with Angels


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description While the subject of the Madonna and Christ Child shown in close up behind a parapet is very common one for devotional painting such as this. One is the coral necklace worn by Christ. Coral was believed to keep the devil away and many babies at this time had a coral teething ring or necklace. Schiavone was born in Dalmatia (present-day Croatia) and immigrated to northern Italy, where he studied with Francesco Squarcione in Padua, the same painter with whom both Dario di Giovanni (37.1178-1180) and Marco Zoppo (37.544) trained.. On the cartellino (little paper) in the foreground, he proudly identifies himself as the disciple of this master, known especially for encouraging an appreciation for ancient Roman art in his students. The garlands at the top, heavy with fruit, are colorful, playful versions of ones he would have seen on Roman sarcophagi or funerary altars in Paduan collections.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/28/1936Treatmentcleaned; coated; other
1/19/1971Treatmentstabilized; loss compensation; examined for technical study
1/19/1971Treatmentloss compensation; other
4/09/1984Treatmentother
5/31/1985Treatmentcleaned; stabilized; coated; loss compensation
3/17/1987Treatmentloss compensation
10/28/1993Treatmentstabilized; loss compensation
9/19/2005Loan Considerationexamined for loan
10/01/2005Treatmentcleaned; coated
Exhibitions
  • A Renaissance Gem Revealed: Petrarch's Triumphs Disbound. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2002.
Provenance Arnold Seligmann, Rey and Co., Munich and New York, 1922 [listed in Zeri: Italian Paintings in the Walters Art Gallery: I as A. S. Drey]; Robert Lehman, New York, 1924 (?) [mode of acquisition unknown]; Arnold Seligmann, Rey and Co., New York, 1925; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] Inscribed on the paper at the bottom: .HOC. PINXIT. GEORGIVS. DALMATICVS. DIS | CIPVLVS. SQVARCIONI. S.; [Translation] Inscribed on the paper at the bottom: Giorgio Dalmaticus, pupil of Squarcione, painted this.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
1459-1460 (Renaissance)
Medium
oil on panel
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1026
Measurements
Painted surface H: 27 3/16 x W: 22 5/16 in. (69 x 56.7 cm); Panel H: 27 9/16 x W: 22 5/16 x D: 1 in. (70 x 56.7 x 2.5 cm)
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