Saturday, March 13, 2010

Frederic Leighton - Cimabue's celebrated Madonna



The subject is from Vasari's account of how the 'Rucellai Madonna' was carried from the house of the 13th century painter Cimabue to the church of S. Maria Novella in Florence. Vasari also mentions Charles of Anjou, King of Naples, and Leighton has shown him on horseback on the right of the composition. (commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1855_Frederic...)

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