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Head of the Madonna, a Fragment
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Head of the Madonna, a Fragment

Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description This fragment of a painting that originally must have represented the Madonna and Child, attributed to Alvaro di Pietro by F. Zeri (1976, pp. 35-36), has been reattributed to Giovanni da Riolo by comparison to his altar in the Diocesan Museum in Imola (Italy), a late gothic work, ca. 1500. See further, Anna Tambini, "Una nota su Giovanni da Riola," Estratto da romagma arte e storia, Revista guadrimestrale, no. 52 (1998), pp. 33-43.
Date Description Narrative
2/07/1939Treatmentloss compensation; coated
Provenance [Said to have come from an oratory in the region of Florence]; Private collection, Florence, until 1911 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Balimore, after 1911 [mode of acquisition unknown] [through Berenson as agent (?)]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, after 1911

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ca. 1500 (Renaissance)
fresco set in plaster
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
Plaster block H: 22 1/16 x W: 21 x D: 3 3/8 in. (56 x 53.3 x 8.6 cm); Pained surface approx. H: 19 11/16 x Approx. W: 18 7/8 in. (50 x 48 cm)
  • Italy, Tuscany (Place of Origin)
  • Italy, Florence (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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