Virgin and Child by Pietro di Nicolo da Orvieto

This work shows the influence of Simone Martini in Sienese painting which persisted into the 15th century.


Tempera on panel
31 x 20 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Francis Neilson through The Art Fund

The dress is freely ornamented with gold and the Virgin wears a black mantle lined with red over a green head-dress, with a green-edged red robe. The Child wears a purplish-red mantle lined with grey over white.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900

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