Madonna and Child

Francesco Francia Italian

Not on view

Francia’s paintings combine the subtle modeling and soft lighting found in Netherlandish practice with the idealized figure types of Italian painting. This, together with the serenity of his landscapes and the sweet delicacy of his Madonnas, made his paintings universally admired. We are told that the citizens of Bologna "thought of him as a god."

The Venetian frame is not original to the picture but is of the period and, like the painting, in beautiful condition.

Madonna and Child, Francesco Francia (Italian, Bologna ca. 1447–1517 Bologna), Oil on wood

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