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Madonna and Saints
  • Cristofano Allori
    1577–1621
    born: Florence, Italy ; died: Florence, Italy ; active: Italy
  • Madonna and Saints, circa 1619
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 51.6 x 39.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 20 5/16 x 15 3/8 in
    Frame Dimensions: 25 7/8 x 20 7/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1950.0002
Description
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Figures in a landscape. Full-length female figure (identified as Mary) top center holding a child (identified as Jesus) in her proper right arm. Winged children and clouds surround them. Below three men stand in the center to lower left. The foremost of which wears a bishops hat and turns toward the viewer. He stands in profile with his proper right hand raised, palm out. Three more figures stand center to lower right. The foremost figure carries a book in his proper left hand and a quill (?) in his proper right at chest height. He has curly chin-length hair.