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Madonna and Child

Artist:
Sano di Pietro (Ansano di Pietro di Mencio) (Italian, Siena 1405–1481 Siena)
Date:
mid-15th century
Medium:
Tempera on wood, gold ground
Dimensions:
Overall, with engaged (modern) frame, diameter 7 in. (17.8 cm); painted surface, diameter 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.40
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 956
Guilio Grisaldi del Taia, Siena, 1904; F. Mason Perkins, Lastra a Signa; E. Ventura, Florence; Knoedler, 1928; R. Frank, New York, December 1937; Knoedler 1941. Acquired by Robert Lehman in 1949.
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