LIPPO DI DALMASIO
(b. ca. 1350, Bologna, d. 1410, Bologna)
Madonna of Humilityc. 1397
Tempera on canvas, 175 x 104 cm
Pinacoteca Nazionale, 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 extremely repainted version on canvas shows the Virgin suckling the Child on a flowered ground, with a large round sun, stars, and a crescent moon at the Virgin's feet.