Madonna and Child with Saints Francis and Jerome

Francesco Francia Italian

Not on view

Dating from about 1500–1510, this fine picture exemplifies the "sweetness and harmony of coloring" that made Francia a precursor of High Renaissance art. As with his contemporaries Perugino and Bellini, Francia was especially admired for what has been called a "devotional style" of painting, in which the refinement and delicacy of the technique and the serenity of the expressions made the picture an ideal focus for meditation and prayer. 

Madonna and Child with Saints Francis and Jerome, Francesco Francia (Italian, Bologna ca. 1447–1517 Bologna), Tempera on wood

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