Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Dominic, Zenobius, Francis and Miniato (Primary Title)
Madonna and Child enthroned between Saints Dominic, Zenobius, Francis and Miniato (Former Title)

Neri di Bicci, Italian, Florentine, 1418 - 1492 (Artist)

between 1450 and 1452
tempera on panel
Framed: 53 9/16 × 77 13/16 in. (136.05 × 197.64 cm)
Neri di Bicci, born into a family of artists, operated a large and prolific workshop that was active in and around Florence in the mid-15th century. He mainly produced altarpieces, like this one, that exemplified the transition from a highly stylized late-Gothic style to a more monumental Renaissance idiom. Surrounding the enthroned Madonna and Child are the four patron saints of Florence: Dominic, a Spanish monk who founded the Dominican order; Zenobius, the first bishop of Florence; Francis, founder of the Franciscan order; and Minias (San Miniato), an Armenian king who became a hermit near Florence.
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Endowment
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