Virgin and Child Enthroned with the Four Fathers of the Latin Church, Moretto da Brescia
Moretto da Brescia
Virgin and Child Enthroned with the Four Fathers of the Latin Church
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Moretto da Brescia

Virgin and Child Enthroned with the Four Fathers of the Latin Church, ca. 1540 – 1550


Dimensions
290.4 x 195.8 cm
Physical Description
Canvas
Inventory Number
916
Acquisition
Acquired in 1845
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 15

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About the Work

Moretto’s ‘Sacra Conversazione’ is one of the few large altar paintings in the Städel. A typical High Renaissance altarpiece, it shows all the figures in a continuous picture space and on a single surface. Depictions of saints had previously been distributed among several separately framed panels. To this day it has not proven possible to identify the original location of this altarpiece and thus to determine the circumstances surrounding its execution. The choice of saints indicates that the altar was dedicated to the Church Fathers Ambrose, Gregory, Jerome and Augustine.

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07.06.2024