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

Virgin and Child

c. 1430
Polychrome wood, height 177 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The general sophistication of the Annunciation group at San Gimignano suggests that Jacopo was no novice at working in wood, which has led scholars to attribute a number of other wood sculptures to him. The most widely accepted attributions are: a Virgin with Saints from San Martino (c. 1423-25; Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena); a Virgin and Child (c. 1430; Musée du Louvre, Paris) and a St John the Baptist (c. 1430; San Giovanni, Siena).

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