Virgin and Child in Mandorla of Cherubim

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Italian School
15th century
Italy, ca. 1490?
Oil on panel.
17 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches (451 x 337 mm); frame: 35 1/4 x 26 3/4 inches (895 x 679 mm)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1910.

Attributed to the school of Bernardo (di Betto) Pinturicchio (Perugia 1452-1513 Siena) or Pietro Perugino (Citta della Pieve ca. 1450-1523 Fontigano).
A copy after a lost original; other versions are in the Musée du Louvre, Paris, and the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge.
This painting was acquired by Morgan as the work of Pinturicchio. Everett Fahy has attributed the painting to Antonio da Viterbo (Giovanni Nanni), noting a similar work in the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge.

Sir Anthony Stirling; by descent to Major John Stirling; R. Langton Douglas; Thomas Agnew and Sons, London; from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan on 1 July 1910.