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Virgin and Child, with a Dog

Attributed to Dalmasio, Italian (active Bologna, Pistoia, and Florence), first documented 1342, died before 1377

Made in Bologna, Italy, Europe

c. 1330-1335

Tempera and tooled gold on panel

18 5/16 x 12 inches (46.5 x 30.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 210, European Art 1100-1500, second floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 3

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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The presence of the lap dog suggests that this was owned by a Dominican friar or nun; Dominicans were commonly called the watchdogs of the Roman Catholic Church.

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