Madonna and Child with Angels

Sassetta (Stefano di Giovanni) Italian

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In this small, domestic altarpiece the Virgin is shown at once humble (seated on the floor) and exalted, as angels crown her Queen of Heaven. Her exquisite, doll-like features are characteristic of Sassetta’s work, as is the emphasis on painting in transparent layers over the gold background. The attached frame is mostly modern.

Madonna and Child with Angels, Sassetta (Stefano di Giovanni) (Italian, Siena or Cortona ca. 1400–1450 Siena), Tempera on wood, gold ground

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