Madonna and Child

Italian, Venice

Not on view

The museum has in its collection several important sculptures by Pietro Lombardo, his son Tullio, and their workshop. Not well represented, however, are some of the other Venetian sculpture workshops of the fifteenth century, such as that of Bartolomeo Bon, who was perhaps the most important sculptor in the generation before Pietro Lombardo. This sculpture reflects the influence of Bon and may have been carved by a follower of his in the third quarter of the century. It is a fine example of Italian Renaissance sculpture that would have held a commanding position in an architectural context. Indeed the vast majority of this type of object remains in situ in the religious buildings of Italy.

Madonna and Child, Limestone (Istrian stone?) with traces of polychromy, Italian, Venice

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