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Virgin and Child Enthroned

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Dated July 1404, this panel probably was the central section of a multiple-panel altarpiece, with the flanking panels depicting standing saints. The elegant robes and decorated throne underscore the Virgin's nobility, while her tender gaze at her son and the charming gesture of the infant...

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Lower left: D [OMI]NI M / CCCC IIII; Lower right: DEL MES[E] DI LUGLIO


1907, B. M. and Enrichetta Castellani; April 5-20, 1907, Castellani sale, Jandolo and Tavizzi, Rome, lot 312 [see note 1]. Until 1909, Joachim Ferroni, Rome; April 14-22, 1909, posthumous Ferroni sale, Galleria Sangiorgi, Rome, lot 169 [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 [see note 2]. (Accession Date: June 6, 1916) NOTES: [1] Attributed in the catalogue to Ambrogio Lorenzetti. [2] Accessioned as a work by Giovanni del Biondo.

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Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz



146 x 70.5 cm (57 1/2 x 27 3/4 in.)

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Tempera on panel