Feb 21, 2007

Virgin and Child

Virgin and Child

c. 1460

Neri de Bicci

(Italian, 1419–1491)

Tempera on wood panel

Framed: 59.1 x 35.6 x 3.8 cm (23 1/4 x 14 x 1 1/2 in.); Unframed: 54 x 30.8 cm (21 1/4 x 12 1/8 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon 1946.242

Did you know?

When cleaned in 1947, a modern hedge with orange trees was removed from the background of this painting.


Neri de Bicci was a prolific painter of mainly religious themes, active principally in Florence as a panel painter. His grandfather Lorenzo di Bicci was also a painter in Florence, a pupil of Spinello Aretino. His journals from the years 1453-75, including the rates of remuneration for his work, are still preserved in the library of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

See also
MED - Medieval Art
Medieval Art
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