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Virgin and Child with Saints Francis and Lucy

Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Allori was born and trained in Florence. This altarpiece was commissioned by Cardinal Ferdinando de Medici as a gift for the new villa of Felice Peretti, Cardinal Montalto, elected Pope Sixtus V in 1585. The Latin inscription on the step beneath the Virgin's bed may be translated: 'Painted by Alessandro Allori, citizen of Florence, pupil of Agnolo Bronzino 1583'. The Christ Child raises his arm in blessing, attended by two angels bearing honey and butter, an allusion to the prophecy of Isaiah.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    256.5 x 167.6 cm

  • Accession number

    NMW A 3

  • Acquisition method

    purchased, 1970

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff (Caerdydd) CF10 3NP Wales

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