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Part of The Robert Lehman Collection
Benvenuto di Giovanni (Italian, Siena 1436–after 1518 Siena)
Date: ca. 1470Accession Number: 1975.1.54
Osservanza Master (Italian, Siena, active second quarter 15th century)
Date: ca. 1435Accession Number: 1975.1.27
Giovanni di Paolo (Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia) (Italian, Siena 1398–1482 Siena)
Date: 1445Accession Number: 1975.1.31
Date: ca. 1455–60Accession Number: 1975.1.37
Date: ca. 1455Accession Number: 1975.1.38
Sano di Pietro (Ansano di Pietro di Mencio) (Italian, Siena 1405–1481 Siena)
Date: ca. 1465–70Accession Number: 1975.1.42
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Gallery 956 houses an exceptional collection of Renaissance paintings from Siena that, along with the holdings of the Department of European Paintings, constitutes one of the finest of its kind outside the Tuscan city.
Among the fifteenth-century Sienese masters, Sano di Pietro and Giovanni di Paolo are particularly well represented. In addition to images of the Virgin, there are engaging narrative scenes depicting lives of the saints, set in richly articulated interior spaces and extraordinary landscapes. Frequently, these small narrative panels were part of an altarpiece's predella, the lowermost horizontal component.
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