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Matteo di Giovanni (ca. 1435-1495)
Italy
Madonna and Child with St. Anthony of Padua and St. Nicholas of Tolentino, early 1470s
Tempera and oil on arched panel
24 1/8 x 15 in. (61.3 x 38.1 cm)
Eva Belle Leyman Fund and Bequest of Mrs. Frieda Hauck, 1956.89

Inscriptions: Along the curved border of the panel: "[…] OGLORIOSA. DOMINA. ECLSA.SVPE[…]"; incised on Virgin's halo: "AVE.MARIA.GRATIA"

Description:
Madonna holds the Christ child in her right arm. Christ presses close to the Virgin. Saint Anthony of Padua, at the left, holds a flaming heart and a book. On the right Saint Nicholas of Tolentino holds a lily and a book. Two angels are in the background.

Former Attributions:
Guidoccio di Giovanni Cozzarelli [1450-1516/17]

Provenance:

By at least 1932:   Monte Amiata Marchese Cervini, Siena [1]
     
?-1956:   (Ettore Sestieri, Rome, sold to)
     
1956-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum


Notes:
[1] Published as in the Cervini collection in Bernard Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1932, p. 352.

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