Madonna and Child Enthroned

Workshop of Paolo Veneziano Italian

Not on view

Lacking the exquisite facture characteristic of Paolo Veneziano—the founder of Venetian painting—this picture must have been painted in his workshop and conveys some of the decorative richness and tender expressions that were his legacy. The picture may have been the center of an altarpiece, possibly painted for a city along the Adriatic coast. It has suffered a good deal, particularly in the face of the Virgin where there is a loss in her right cheek. The blue of her drapery has scattered losses.

Madonna and Child Enthroned, Workshop of Paolo Veneziano (Italian, Venice, active by 1333–died 1358/62), Tempera on wood, gold ground

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