The Nativity with Saints

Ridolfo Ghirlandaio Italian

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Ridolfo came from a family of artists and was the son of famed painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. He was known as a skilled portraitist and painter of large-scale decorative works and small portable altarpieces. The original location of this work is not known, but the presence of Saint Benedict in one of the wings and a kneeling Benedictine in the foreground of the center panel suggests that it was made for a Benedictine monastery. Painted around 1514, this triptych would have provided members of the monastery with a visual stimulus for their prayers.

The Nativity with Saints, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio (Italian, Florence 1483–1561 Florence), Oil on wood

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