Monday, May 14, 2018

The Huntington acquires two Italian Renaissance paintings to complement its "Madonna and Child in Glory"

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Cosimo Rosselli (1439–1507), Madonna and Child in Glory, ca. 1470, tempera and gold on poplar wood panel, 36 x 28 in. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
SAN MARINO, CA---The Art Collectors’ Council of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has purchased two panel paintings by Italian Renaissance master Cosimo Rosselli (1439–1507). Saint Ansanus and Saint Anthony Abbot, made in about 1470, originally formed the lower third of an altarpiece, the centerpiece of which was The Huntington’s own Madonna and Child in Glory, one of the core works in its Renaissance paintings collection. Later this year, the panels will be reunited with the Madonna in the Huntington Art Gallery, among Rogier van der Weyden’s Virgin and Child and Domenico Ghirlandaio’s pair of portraits of a man and woman. [More]