European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Virgin and Child, with a DogMade in Bologna, Italy, Europe
Attributed to Dalmasio, Italian (active Bologna, Pistoia, and Florence), first documented 1342, died before 1377
Tempera and tooled gold on panel
Cat. 3John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThe presence of the lap dog suggests that this was owned by a Dominican friar or nun; Dominicans were commonly called the watchdogs of the Roman Catholic Church.
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