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Madonna and Child with Saints and Angels
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Madonna and Child with Saints and Angels


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The Madonna holds the Christ Child and is flanked by two angels and Saints Jerome (at the left) and Bernardino of Siena (at the right). Bernardino (1380-1444) holds up a tablet monogrammed with the name of Christ. The monogram is partly covered by Jesus' head to show us its true meaning. The naturalistic modeling of the figures and their overlapping spatial arrangement reveal Matteo di Giovanni's mastery of the new way of creating pictorial space. At the same time, as a tribute to his native city, he includes the traditional Sienese gold ground of earlier centuries.
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Date Description Narrative
2/14/1958Treatmentstabilized; coated
12/04/1989Examinationexamined for conditon
12/12/1989Examinationexamined for technical study
Provenance Kleinberger Galleries, New York, 1924 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Duveen Brothers, 1925 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] On the Virgin's halo: VIRGHO. DECV[S]. CARMELI; [Translation] On the Virgin's halo: Virgin, Pride of the Carmel
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
ca. 1470 (early Renaissance)
Medium
tempera and gold leaf on panel
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1038
Measurements
Panel H: 29 1/2 x W: 21 7/16 x D: 1 3/8 in. (75 x 54.5 x 3.5 cm); Pained surface H: 25 3/16 x W: 17 7/16 in. (64 x 44.3 cm)
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