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The Swaddled Christ Child (fragment of a Nativity)

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Until 1921, Convent of the Santa Maria inter Angelos, near Spoleto, Italy (original commission); property passed to the Italian state and sold in 1871 to Francesco Cianni, Spoleto; after his death in 1908, to his son, Guglielmo [see note 1]; 1921, fresco detached and sold by Guglielmo Cianni to Baron Ernesto Bayet, Cavallasa, near Como, Italy [see note 2]. 1921, Bernardo Bazzani, Bergamo, Italy [see note 2]. 1924, René Gimpel (b. 1881 - d. 1944), Paris; 1924, gift of René Gimpel to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 6, 1924) NOTES: [1] Martin Davies, "European Paintings in the Collection of the Worcester Art Museum" (1974), p. 471. [2] For this information, Davies (as in n. 1), p. 474, n. 60, cites a typescript in the files of the Worcester Art Museum, "probably a copy of information supplied in 1948 by Professor Achille Bertini Calosso, Soprintendente ai Monumenti e alle Gallerie dell'Umbria at Perugia."

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Gift of René Gimpel


43.7 x 50.5 cm (17 3/16 x 19 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Fresco, transferred to canvas