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    Artist Name:

    Paolo di Giovanni Fei

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    Italian, ca. 1345 – 1411

    Title:

    Madonna and Child with Two Angels, St. Francis and St. Louis of Toulouse

    Date:

    ca. 1375

    Medium:

    Tempera and silver gilding on panel

    Dimensions:

    70 1/8 x 50 5/8 inches

    Credit Line:

    Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

    Accession Number:

    58.42

    On View - Stent Family Wing, Second Level, Gallery 201
    In this altarpiece that may have originally hung in a Franciscan chapel, the Christ child’s gesture invites us to draw near, into the realm of angels. The two saints kneeling in the foreground are St. Francis of Assisi on the left—identifiable by his humble burlap robe and his stigmata, the marks on his hands resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ—and St. Louis of Toulouse on the right, who became a Franciscan monk after renouncing his right to the French throne, an act symbolized by the cast off crown at his feet.



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