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Virgin and Child, with Saints Anthony Abbott, Mark, Severino, and Sebastian
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Item Details
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Culture
Italy, 15th century
Title
Virgin and Child, with Saints Anthony Abbott, Mark, Severino, and Sebastian
Work Type
Painting
Date
c. 1490-1496
Material
tempera on gold wood panel
Measurements
Framed: 144 x 84.5 x 5 cm (56 11/16 x 33 1/4 x 1 15/16 in.); Unframed: 128.9 x 76 cm (50 3/4 x 29 15/16 in.)
Description
The finest textiles and dress associated with the aristocracy were often represented in religious paintings. Here, the Virgin is clothed in a fashionably tailored dress with close-fitted sleeves made of luxurious velvet. Gold thread forms the pomegranate pattern on the deep crimson velvet ground. Saint Sebastian (on the right) wears an equally opulent velvet doublet under his sleeveless tunic.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: MED - Medieval Art
Department: Medieval Art
Gallery: 117A Italian Renaissance
Provenance: S. Marco, Sanseverino, moved to the cathedral; Venanzio Biglioli, Sanseverino (1834); James Jackon Jarves (1884); Mrs. Liberty E. Holden.
Holden Collection
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1916.800_full.tif
SSID
24558350

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