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The Virgin and Child
Traini, Francesco
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Traini, Francesco

Pisa, 1321, 1345

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The Virgin and Child

Ca. 1345. Gilded, Tempera on panel

The panel’s small size, making it particularly suitable for private devotion, reflects the growth of the cult of the Virgin. A typical feature of Tuscan art of this date is the use of inscriptions such as the one held here by the Christ Child: “VENITE AD ME OMNES” (Come to me all of you). Such inscriptions allowed the literate viewer to read the message of the image as well as see it, offering a double experience. This work is exceptional within the Spanish royal collections, which had no other Italian paintings dating from before 1450.

Technical data

Inventory number
P002944
Author
Traini, Francesco
Title
The Virgin and Child
Date
Ca. 1345
Technique
Gilded; Tempera
Support
Panel
Dimension
Height: 48 cm.; Width: 42 cm.
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Laclotte, Michel, Antologia di artisti: 'Une Madone de Francesco Traini' au Prado, Paragone, 171, 1964, pp. 43-45 il.45.

Laclotte, Michel, Une madonne de Francesco Traini, Paragone : mensile de arte figurativa, 1964, pp. 43-44.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 713.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Pintura italiana del Renacimiento: guía, Museo del Prado, Aldeasa, Madrid, 1999, pp. 26.

There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Location +

Room 056B (On Display)

Expuesto

Displayed objects +

Amulet

Update date: 03-05-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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