Giovanni Baronzio, Madonna and Child with Angels and Saints

14th century
Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino, Italy

In line with the 14th-century movement toward humanizing the child, Baronzio pictures him reaching up to be taken onto Mary's lap rather than already sitting there.

Left to right, the secondary panels present the Adoration of the Magi and the Presentation in the Temple, St. Louis of Toulouse, St. Francis of Assisi, and the Last Supper and Arrest of Jesus. As usual, Louis of Toulouse is pictured as a very young bishop. Francis is identified by the rip in his habit that reveals on one of the wounds received from Christ. The wounds on his hands, however, have been omitted.

In the Crucifixion panel above, St. Mary Magdalene is pictured clinging to the cross in grief. This is an innovation of the 14th century. Left of that panel are triangles with an angel, a bishop saint, and a saint with a scroll (thus most likely an apostle or evangelist). Right of the Crucifixion are St. Peter with his keys, a blank triangle, and St. Barbara standing in front of her tower.

Also view detail photographs of the Arrest of Jesus, St. Louis of Toulouse, and St. Francis of Assisi.
Read more about images of the Madonna and Child, the Adoration of the Magi, the Presentation in the Temple, St. Francis of Assisi, the Last Supper, the Arrest of Jesus, St. Peter, the Crucifixion and St. Barbara.

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