The iconography here is typical of the traditional Madonna dell’umiltà: while the cloth of honor suspended by two angels behind recalls the resplendence of an enthroned Madonna, here she sits modestly on a cushion, laying emphasis on the humility of her character, as a protective mother nursing her child. In the 1993 Art Institute of Chicago catalogue, the panel is linked to a group of similar pictures intended for private devotion, also given to Lorenzo di Bicci, in which the Madonnas each share the typically rounded facial type seen here and the somewhat stiff pose that characterize many of Lorenzo’s figures.4
1. See B. Berenson under Literature, op. cit.; Sandburg-Vavalà’s opinion is noted in the Art Institute of Chicago curatorial files.
2. See R. Offner and F. Zeri under Literature, op. cit.
3. See M. Boskovitz under Literature, op. cit.
4. For further images of this subject by Lorenzo di Bicci see M. Boskovits, op. cit., figs. 130-133.
A Retro Racing Watch for the Modern Man
First Look: A Nearly Impossible Collection of the Most Legendary Wines
10 Dazzling Jewels from the Bourbon Parma Family Collection
First Look: Relive the 1990s Through the Collection of Damien Hirst’s Legendary Manager
Market-leading Contemporary Art Sales in Asia
Please call 1-800-555-5555 to order a print catalog for this sale.
L'inscription pour l'enchère en ligne est fermé pour cette vente . Voulez-vous regarder la vente en direct?Visionner La Vente En Temps Réel