Provenance Research

Unknown artist, probably 20th century
Madonna and Child with Saints
Tempera on panel
34 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. (87.6 x 54 cm)
Bequest of Paul E. Geier, 1983.63

The Virgin, wearing a dark blue robe and orange brocade dress, sits upon a throne. The Christ child looks at his mother and grasps her finger with his left hand. In his right hand he holds a white rose. Saints stand on either side of the throne.

Former Attributions:
Bernardo Daddi
Follower after Bernardo Daddi


1920-1925:   Marchesa de Grolie Virville Sansedovi [1]
Ca. 1943/1944:   (Pompeo Rubinacci, Genoa, sold to [2])
Ca. 1943/44-ca. 1946:   (Vito Mameli, Rome, sold to)
Ca. 1946-1982:   Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Geier, Rome, by bequest to
1983-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] A notation written on the back of a photograph indicates that both Robert van Marle (1920) and Lionello Venturi (1925) authenticated the painting and reported it in this collection.

[2] The provenance of the painting is taken from correspondence between Geier and Mameli in 1963.

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