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Small quite detailed study in Florentine style of Saintly figures standing before Naked woman on a crucifix. Based on painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Madonna and Child with Six Saints, painted about 1455. 10¼ x 9⅜ ins by PESELLINO 1422–57 approx.

Belonged to a large class of painters who aimed frankly at nothing beyond the ornamental and the agreeable – craftsmen who decorated marriage chests with charming depictions of antique lovers and battles, and modern romances.

Gold stands for spirituality.
Green sword for terrestrial existence.
St George.
St Anthony.
St Augustine.


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