(b. ca. 1350, Bologna, d. 1410, Bologna)

Madonna of Humility

Fresco, 140 x 105 cm
Santa Maria della Misericordia, Bologna.

The Madonna of Humility seems to have been a speciality of Lippo di Dalmasio, and he painted versions in fresco and on canvas throughout his career. The present detached, signed and dated fresco with the Virgin suckling the Child is similar to that painted on canvas (National Gallery, London) in the depiction of the sun and twelve stars (one of which in the fresco hes become the star on her shoulder).