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image of The Presentation of the Virgin Andrea di Bartolo (artist)
Sienese, active from 1389 - died 1428
The Presentation of the Virgin, c. 1400
tempera on panel
overall: 44.2 x 32.5 cm (17 3/8 x 12 13/16 in.) framed: 48.2 x 36.8 x 4.1 cm (19 x 14 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1939.1.41
Not on View
From the Tour: Painting in Siena in the 14th and Early 15th Centuries
Object 6 of 10

Here, the young Virgin enters the same temple portico and is greeted by the same priest we saw in the first panel, Joachim and the Beggars. This continuity lends realism to the scenes despite their gold backgrounds.

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