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Madonna and Child between Two Angels, with a Kneeling Donor, His Wife and Child
  • Guiduccio Palmerucci
    1280–circa 1349
    born: Gubbio, Papal States (present-day Rome) ; active: Papal States (present-day Rome)
  • Madonna and Child between Two Angels, with a Kneeling Donor, His Wife and Child, circa 1340s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • tempera, gold leaf on panel
  • Canvas/Support: 18.8 x 22.6 cm
    Canvas/Support: 7 3/8 x 8 7/8 in
  • Gift from the Samuel H. Kress Study Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1960.0043
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Painted scene of figures in an interior. There is a hierarchical scale present in the painting. Full-length winged figure/angel on the left is wearing a pink robe, with its proper right hand on the back of the head of a kneeling figure (identified as the donor’s wife). The kneeling figure has a child in blue with brown hair, kneeling before her (identified as the donor’s child). A full-length winged figure/angel is on the right with a halo. There is a figure touching the top of the head of a kneeling figure (identified as the donor). He is wearing a blue robe with a long, red cap. In the center, a red throne holds a full-length woman in green with a blue mantle (identified as the Virgin Mary) with a halo. She supports a child (identified as Jesus Christ) on her proper left knee. He has a halo and looks to the right. The background is gold.