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Virgin and Child

Domenico di Bartolo (Domenico di Bartolo Ghezzi), Italian (active Siena and Perugia), first documented 1420, last documented 1444-45

Made in Italy, Europe


Tempera and tooled gold on panel

24 3/8 x 17 1/4 inches (61.9 x 43.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 312, European Art 1100-1500, third floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 102

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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The trellis of red and white roses recalls a passage from the twelfth-century writer Saint Bernard of Clairvaux: "Mary was . . . a white rose for chastity and a red rose for charity."

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