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Now framed as a single panel, this painting was probably originally the central section of a polyptych (a multi-panel altarpiece), with paintings of individual saints displayed in flanking compartments. The present shape and frame may date from the seventeenth century; an inscription on the back...

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1630, restored by Angelo Sirigatti [see note 1]. 1916, Rodolfo Calafranceschi, Rome; 1916, sold by Calafranceschi, through Philip J. Gentner, Worcester, MA, to Mrs. W. Scott Fitz (Henrietta Goddard Wigglesworth) (b. 1847 - d. 1927), Boston; 1916, gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 6, 1916) NOTES: [1] The reverse of the panel is inscribed: "Questa Madonna del soccorso restavro il prete Angelo Sirigatti lanno 1630" (The priest Angelo Sirigatti restored this painting of the Madonna of Mercy in 1630).

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Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz

about 1325–30


81.4 x 52.1 cm (32 1/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tempera on panel