CESARI, Giuseppe
(b. 1568, Arpino, d. 1640, Roma)

Madonna and Child with Sts. Peter and Paul

Oil on canvas, 174 x 120 cm
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

This painting is a copy, somewhat smaller in size, of a mosaic designed by the painter in 1608-09 for the Portone di Bronzo, the official entrance to the Vatican Palace. It is thought that the painter himself gave the painting to the Borghese pope, Paul V.

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