Madonna and Child

Italian (Florentine or Paduan) Painter (Cheyo da Firenze?) Italian

Not on view

The attribution of this damaged but compelling picture—a work of unusual expressive intensity—has puzzled scholars. It may be by a Paduan follower of Giotto and was perhaps painted about 1310–15—not long after Giotto completed his celebrated fresco cycle in the Arena Chapel, Padua. The painter has tentatively been associated with a cycle of frescoes in the chapter house of the great abbey of Pomposa, near Ferrara. The panel has been cut on all sides.

Madonna and Child, Italian (Florentine or Paduan) Painter (Cheyo da Firenze?) (ca. 1307–17), Tempera on wood, gold ground

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