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Current Location: Gallery 6 (Upper Marlay): Italian Art 14th-16th centuries


The Virgin of Humility


Painter: Paolo Schiavo (Paolo di Stefano Badaloni)




Tabernacle, with a complete cycle of sin and redemption, made for a Flagellant company


History note: Cav. Giuseppe Toscanelli, Pisa; his sale, Florence, 9-23 April 1883 (132), bt. Charles Butler

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1893) by Butler, Charles


Production date: not before AD 1440

School or Style

Florentine School

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Egg tempera

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood)
Virgin And Child Height 17.1 cm
Funeral Scene Height 17.2 cm Width 42.3 cm
The Fall Height 21.3 cm Width 24.1 cm Width 57.2 cm
St Bernard Height 26.3 cm Width 8.6 cm
St Jerome Height 26.3 cm Width 8.6 cm
St Francis Height 26.6 cm Width 8.9 cm
St Mary Magdalene Height 26.6 cm Width 8.9 cm
Two Music Making Ang Width 11.4 cm
Virgin And Childl Width 44.5 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Tempera with gold on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Along the face of the plinth

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 557
Primary reference Number: 575
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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