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The Virgin of Humility


Paolo Schiavo (Paolo di Stefano Badaloni) (Painter)


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/CE 1440

School or Style

Italian 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: Monday 29 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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