Madonna with Child, Saints Apollonia and Bernardino and four angels

Sano di Pietroca. 1460

Fondazione Musei Senesi

Fondazione Musei Senesi
Siena, Italy

This precious panel is one of the typical small devotional artworks produced by the prolific workshop of Sano di Pietro. Typical are as well the sweetly astonished, doll-like faces, but also the miniaturistic accuracy of the decorative details - like the florews, the little bird held by the Child, the motifs impressed on gold - the chromatic elegance and the tenderness of the flesh.


  • Title: Madonna with Child, Saints Apollonia and Bernardino and four angels
  • Date Created: ca. 1460
  • painter: Sano di Pietro
  • collocation: Buonconvento, Sacred Art Museum of the Arbia Valley, Province of Siena
  • Place Part Of: Province of Siena
  • Physical Dimensions: w48 x h69 cm
  • Artist Biography: Sano di Pietro was active since 1428, but documented works are just known to us only from 1444. As a very successful and enduring protagonist of Sienese painting of the early Renaissance, Sano di Pietro, after a brilliant youth, intensely poetic and raised in the shadow of the great Sassetta, in his later years converted his commitment to a vast production, sometimes serial, thanks to a well-organized workshop, specializing in devotional images especially appreciated by the public of fraternities and popular religiosity.
  • Type: tempera on panel
  • Rights: Comune di Buonconvento; Curia Arcivescovile di Siena, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Montalcino; Fondazione Musei Senesi
  • External Link: Fondazione Musei Senesi

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