European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Virgin and ChildMade in Italy, Europe
Domenico di Bartolo (Domenico di Bartolo Ghezzi), Italian (active Siena and Perugia), first documented 1420, last documented 1444-45
Tempera and tooled gold on panel
Cat. 102John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThe trellis of red and white roses recalls a passage from the twelfth-century writer Saint Bernard of Clairvaux: "Mary was . . . a white rose for chastity and a red rose for charity."
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