European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Saint Cecilia of Rome and Her Husband, Valerian, Being Crowned by an Angel
Panel from an altarpieceMade in Venice, Italy, Europe
Master of the Pesaro Crucifix, Italian (active Venice), active late 14th century
Tempera and gold on panel with vertical grain
1943-40-51The John D. McIlhenny Collection, 1943
LabelAn angel crowns Cecilia and Valerianus in their bedroom after Valerianus has converted to Christianity and agreed to respect Cecilia’s youthful vow of chastity. Although the story took place in ancient Rome, this artist set the scene in a typical fourteenth-century building of his native Venice.
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