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Madonna and Child, St. Catherine of Siena and a Carthusian Monk

Bergognone (Ambrogio da Fossano)

The pale palette with unusual notes such as the yellow and wisteria of Jesus’ clothing, the convincing simplicity of the composition opening out onto a sweeping landscape and the fine features of the monk make this small panel a minor masterpiece. Intended for a monk’s cell as we can see from its size and from the intensity of the figures’ expressions, it may come from the Certosa di Pavia where Bergognone worked for a long time.

Download hi-res image TITLE Madonna and Child, St. Catherine of Siena and a Carthusian Monk
AUTHOR Bergognone (Ambrogio da Fossano)
DATE 1488 - 1494
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Tempera on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 46 x 40.5
INVENTORY 1776
ROOM X
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