Standing Madonna with Child
On View In:
Gallery 343
Artist:   Nardo di Cione  
Title:   Standing Madonna with Child  
Date:   1350-1360  
Medium:   Tempera on poplar panel  
Dimensions:   32 1/2 x 13 1/8 in. (82.55 x 33.34 cm) (sight) 38 1/2 x 17 1/8 x 7/8 in. (97.79 x 43.5 x 2.22 cm) (panel)  
Credit Line:   Bequest of Miss Tessie Jones in memory of Herschel V. Jones  
Location:   Gallery 343  

During the bubonic plague of 1348, over half the population of Florence perished. This tragedy created a need for new types of religious images, like this Standing Madonna, designed to bring spiritual relief to the survivors.

Name:   Cione, Nardo di  
Nationality:   Italian  
Life Dates:   Italian (Florence), active 1343 - 1366  

Object Description  
Classification:   Paintings  
Physical Description:   Madonna and Child.  
Creation Place:   Europe, Italy, , , Florence and Empoli  
Accession #:   68.41.7  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts