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Madonna and Child


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Clear lighting, sharp edges, and dignified yet emotionless figures are hallmarks of the work of Cima da Conegliano, head of one of the most prolific workshops in Renaissance Venice. Cima’s level of production rivaled that of his contemporary Venetian Giovanni Bellini (ca. 1430-1516), especially in images of the Madonna and Child intended for domestic interiors. This example, in which the Madonna and Child are placed before a window opening onto a distant landscape, was one of Cima’s most popular compositions. The original painting, by Cima himself, is now in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The Walters Madonna is instead by one of the many assistants Cima employed to help him meet the high demand for his work.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Examinationexamined for condition
12/31/1969Treatmentother
12/31/1969Technical Reportother
12/31/1969Treatmentcradle removed; varnish removed or reduced
1/01/1900Treatmentother
1/01/1900Examinationexamined for condition
7/29/1940Treatmentexamined for condition
7/29/1940Treatmentother
4/16/1953Treatmentcleaned; other
1/02/1959Examinationexamined for condition
1/02/1959Treatmentother
6/24/1960Treatmentmounted; other
1/01/1965Treatmentcleaned; coated; cradle removed; examined for condition; varnish removed or reduced
11/30/1984Treatmentloss compensation; coated
11/30/1984Treatmentcoated; inpainted
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [1897 catalogue: no. 240]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
ca. 1505 (Renaissance)
Medium
oil on wood panel
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.600
Measurements
Painted surface H: 27 1/8 x W: 21 7/16 x D excluding auxiliary support: 1/8 in. (68.9 x 54.5 x 0.3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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