(b. 1394, Siena, d. 1450, Siena)

Virgin of Humility

Panel, 79 x 46 cm
Collezione Vittorio Cini, Venice

The iconography of the Virgin seated on a cushion derives from the work of Simone Martini and was very popular in fourteenth-century western Europe. The theme was picked up in the following century by artists such as Sassetta and Giovanni di Paolo.

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