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Artist Anonymous, Italian School, Florentine, active 13th century.
Title Madonna and Child Enthroned.
Date Fourth quarter 13th century.
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a painting.
Dimensions/Medium 32 3/4 x 21 7/8 in.
83.2 x 55.6 cm.
tempera and gold on panel.

Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  Florentine School (13th Century), 700, Madonna and Child Enthroned    NON-REQUESTABLE
Provenance (c) Elia Volpi, Florence, until 1927;
(c) Sale, American Art Association, New York, Volpi Collection, April 2, 1957, lot 374 (as by Margarito d'Arezzo) ($900);
(c) Ercole Canessa, Paris and New York (d.1929);
(c) Sale, American Art Association, New York, Canessa Estate, March 29, 1930, lot 90 ($500);
(a and c and f) by 1949, Mrs. W. Murray Crane, New York (died July 8, 1972);
(a and c) her gift to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (69.280.4).
Current repository Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, United States, Gift of Mrs. W. Murray Crane, 1969, 69.280.4, public.
Color notes (e) Madonna wears gray robe, dull blue mantle trimmed and lined with gold, red head covering under mantle, red shoes. Child wears blue robe, red mantle, holds a scroll. Gold throne, pink and gold hanging, blue and red cushions. Top of the footrest is blue. Pinkish-red background, olive-green floor.
Attribution history (a,d) Italian School, Byzantine; (b) Italian School, Florentine - 4th quarter 13th c. by Garrison, dated to 1280 to 1290; (c) Margarito d'Arezzo.
Images Photograph, Ira W. Martin 50619 Frick Art Reference Library, New York (FARL) negative.
Digital image, GAS33.tif (image) March 6, 1999.
Digital image, 50619_POST.tif negative.
Sources (a) Information from reproduction.
(b) Garrison, Italian Romanesque Panel Painting, 1949, p.44, fig.22.
(c) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Website, April 2009.
(d) Mrs. W.M. Crane, verbally, December 11, 1951.
(e) Library staff, December 11, 1951.
(f) New York Social Register (1973): 184.
(g) Chester Page, Secretary to Louise Crane, by telephone, September 20, 1977.
LC subject Anonymous, Italian School, Florentine, active 13th century.
Art, Italian.
Other subject The Virgin: Madonna and Child.
Form Italian School.
Paintings (visual works)
Related corporate bodies Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Frick Art Reference Library.
Frick artist name form Florentine School (13th century), 13th C.
Variant attribution Italo-Byzantine School.
Margarito d'Arezzo.
Fund Record created with funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Record created with funding from The Henry Luce Foundation.

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