Cimabue and Early Italian Devotional Painting
In 2000, The Frick Collection’s Flagellation of Christ was confirmed to be by the artist Cenni di Pepo (c. 1240���c. 1302), known as Cimabue, following the discovery of The Virgin and Child Enthroned with Two Angels (now in the National Gallery, London), a panel known to have been painted by the Florentine master. Visitors to the exhibtion, presented from October 3 to December 31, 2006, had the rare opportunity to see these two panels side by side — the first time they have been together in America. A selection of panels, manuscripts, and verre églomisé (painted and gilded glass) were also on view, illustrating the various forms of small-scale devotional art with which Cimabue and his contemporaries experimented.
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