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
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.
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