Virgin and Child

Neri de Bicci (Italian, 1419–1491)c. 1460

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

Neri de Bicci was a prolific painter of mainly religious themes, active principally in Florence as a panel painter. His grandfather Lorenzo di Bicci was also a painter in Florence, a pupil of Spinello Aretino. His journals from the years 1453-75, including the rates of remuneration for his work, are still preserved in the library of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

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  • Title: Virgin and Child
  • Creator: Neri de Bicci (Italian, 1419–1491)
  • Date Created: c. 1460
  • Physical Dimensions: Framed: 59.1 x 35.6 x 3.8 cm (23 1/4 x 14 x 1 1/2 in.); Unframed: 54 x 30.8 cm (21 1/4 x 12 1/8 in.)
  • Provenance: Francesco Sparangi, Florence (1797); Henry White Cannon, New York (1928)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1946.242
  • Medium: tempera on wood panel
  • Fun Fact: When cleaned in 1947, a modern hedge with orange trees was removed from the background of this painting.
  • Department: Medieval Art
  • Culture: Italy, 15th century
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon
  • Collection: MED - Medieval Art
  • Accession Number: 1946.242

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