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Cassetta frame

ca. 1450
Poplar(?). Gilt; red-orange bole.
Overall, 41.6 x 31 cm; sight, 33.3. x 22.4 cm; rebate, 35 x 23.3 cm.
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
Not on view
Despite various alterations, this frame, now used on a "Madonna and Child" by Sano di Pietro (1405-1481), still has a fine patina. The two rows of punching of the same pattern in the frame create a visual rhythm that resonates in the punched halos and garment borders in the painting.
Paolo Paolini, Rome. Acquired by Philip Lehman in 1916.
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