Virgin and Child, with Saints Apollonia and Sebastian
David Ghirlandaio (David Bigordi), Italian (active Florence), 1452 - 1525
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This is a typical Renaissance altarpiece in which saints and the Virgin and Child appear in a unified space. In Italian this type of arrangement is called the sacra conversazione (sacred conversation). The painter, David Ghirlandaio, worked in a family enterprise headed by his more famous brother Domenico.
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