(active 1389, Bologna, d. ca. 1448, Venezia)

Madonna of Humility with a Donor and Angels

Tempera on panel, gold ground, 34 x 32 cm
Private collection

This painting has much in common with other small devotional panels by Zanino di Pietro. The pose of the Madonna and in particular her cloak, with its green underside and embroidered brim that weaves its way round rather like a ribbon, may be compared to those in Zanino's other panels.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 9 minutes):
Josquin Desprez: Motet (Benedicta es coelorum Regina)