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Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saint John the Evangelist, Saint Peter, Saint Agnes, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Saint Lucy, an Unidentified Female Saint, Saint Paul, and Saint John the Baptist, with Eve and the Serpent; the Annunciation

Paolo di Giovanni Fei (Italian, San Quirico, active by 1369–died 1411)
ca. 1385–90
Tempera on wood, gold ground
Overall, with engaged frame, 34 1/4 x 23 1/4 in. (87 x 59.1 cm); painted surface 27 7/8 x 17 1/4 in. (70.8 x 43.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 952
Inscription: Inscribed (on scroll): EVA
Chigi-Saracini collection, Siena; Luigi Grassi, Florence; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Goodhart, New York, by 1924. Bequeathed by Mrs Goodhart to Robert Lehman in 1952.
Raimond van Marle. The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting. Vol. 2, The Hague, 1924, p. 53.

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