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Birth of the Virgin

Gaudenzio Ferrari

In 1537 Gaudenzio Ferrari moved from Vercelli to Milan, where he became immensely successful. In a room peopled only with women, maidservants in shimmering attire make St. Anne comfortable, bring her a light meal and bathe the baby Mary. The stiffness in some of them is a result of intervention by his assistants. The picture formerly graced the altar of the Cavalcabò Trivulzio Chapel, set amid frescoes completing its significance.

Download hi-res image TITLE Birth of the Virgin
AUTHOR Gaudenzio Ferrari
DATE 1541 - 3
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 187.5 x 130.3
INVENTORY 7477
ROOM X
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