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Gothic Altarpiece

Keith Christiansen, John Pope-Hennessy Chairman, Department of European Paintings

Posted: Monday, June 10, 2013

Madonna and Child with Saints by Giovanni di Paolo (Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia)  (Italian, Siena 1398–1482 Siena)

Before you can put a Gothic altarpiece together, you first have to know how to take it apart. This is Giovanni di Paolo's polyptych from a church in Cortona, Italy, painted in 1454, en route to its permanent installation in Gallery 626 within the New European Paintings Galleries.

Department(s): European Paintings

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Keith Christiansen is the John Pope-Hennessy Chairman of the Department of European Paintings.

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