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Creator Name: Master of 1419
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Tuscany
Creator Name-CRT: Master of 1419
Title: Virgin and Child Enthroned
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1419
Creation End Date: 1419
Creation Date: 1419
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: tempera and gold on wood
Dimensions: Unframed: 196.2cm x 68.2cm, with original molding and pinnacle: 129cm x 59cm
Inscriptions: Inscribed at bottom: "QUESTA TAVOLA AFATO FARE ANTONIO DI DOMENICHO / GIUGNI P[ER] RIMEDIO DELA SUA ANIMA ANI DNO. MCCCCXVIIII"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1954.834
Credit Line: Gift of the Hanna Fund
Provenance: William Wetmore Story, Rome; Robert Crawshay, Rome (c. 1900, by descent to W. R. Crawshay, London sale 1953); (Agnews, London)
Context: The Virgin cradles Christ with both hands as he reaches to grasp her veil. Above the Virgin and Child, the risen Christ appears holding an open book inscribed with the alpha and the omega. These letters, the first and the last of the Greek alphabet, signify Christ's role as the beginning and the end of all things.The Latin inscription on the base proudly proclaims "This painting was made for Antonio di Domenicho Giugni for the repose of his soul, the year of our Lord 1419." The anonymous artist who painted this work takes his name from this inscription. Although donors for many altarpieces are unknown, a will records that this donor left a sum of money in 1414 for the creation of this work for the Church of Santa Maria Latera (near Cavallina).The Master of 1419 combined traditional Gothic elements with innovations of the early Renaissance. To heighten a sense of three-dimensionality, the artist painted the ornate throne in perspective. While the floor and base of the throne recede convincingly into space, the seat seems to tip sharply forward.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1954.834
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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