QUERCIA, Jacopo della
(b. ca. 1367, Quercia Grossa, d. 1438, Siena)

Trenta Altar: Virgin and Child (detail)

San Frediano, Lucca

The Virgin, bolder and more developed than the Virgin of the Fonte Gaia, is preternaturally tall and swathed in profuse drapery. In this figure the robe which clings so closely round Ilaria del Carretto seems to have assumed an existence of its own, rolling and swelling like the surface of a sea.

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