Virgin and Child - Styles and Influences
Virgin and Child with Saints
early 15th c.
Lorenzo di Niccolò
(spominje se u Firenci od 1392. do 1412)
The Virgin sits surrounded by four saints under a rich late Gothic trefoil arch, with twisted double columns, surmounted by flying leaves. On the left St John the Baptist holds a cross of reeds in his left hand and with his right points to the Virgin presaging the great events in the life of Christ. He is a barefoot hermit, and clothed in camel-skin and a cloak thrown over the left shoulder. Behind him stands St Anthony Abbot wearing a monastic habit. On his shoulder is the letter T (the first letter of the Greek word Theos = God). On the right stands ...