Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano / Virgin and Child with Saints and Donors / c. 1515Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
Virgin and Child with Saints and Donors
c. 1515

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Creator Name: Cima da Conegliano, Giovanni Battista
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1459 - 1517/18
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
Creator Name: Workshop
Creator Qualifier: and
Creator Name-CRT: Workshop
Title: Virgin and Child with Saints and Donors
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1510
Creation End Date: 1520
Creation Date: c. 1515
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on wood
Dimensions: Framed: 103cm x 125cm x 16cm, Unframed: 56cm x 78.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1942.636
Credit Line: Bequest of John L. Severance
Provenance: H. L. Bischoffsheim, Bute House, London (Sale: Christie, Manson and Woods London, May 7, 1926, no. 105 (called Liberale da Verona)Durlacher Brothers, LondonJohn L. Severance, Cleveland, Ohio, 1926.
Context: This representation of the Virgin and Child is called a sacra conversazione, an Italian term meaning "holy conversation." The term refers to scenes involving sacred personages that earthly beings would not be able to witness. This picture was probably intended for private devotions and includes the profile portraits of the husband and wife who commissioned it. The painting seems to have been left unfinished. If completed, the saint to the right--Saint Lucy or Saint Mary Magdalen--could be identified by the objects she holds. Here, however, her hands are empty.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1942.636
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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