Virgin and Child Enthroned

Bohemian Painter Bohemian

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Exchanging affectionate glances with her squirming son, the Virgin Mary has a crown and blue halo designating her as Queen of Heaven. Combining the courtly elegance of French painting and the spatial innovations of Italian art, this exquisite picture exemplifies the heights attained under Charles IV (1316–1378), Holy Roman Emperor from 1355. He made Prague his capital and transformed it into a center of European culture.

Virgin and Child Enthroned, Bohemian Painter (active Prague, 1340s), Oil(?) and gold on wood

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