- Titles Madonna and Christ Child with Two Saints (Proper)
- Artist Unknown Artist,, Contemporary of Cimabue, Italy, Tuscan
- Medium tempera on panel
- Dimensions 6 15/16 x 4 15/16 in. (17.6 x 12.5 cm) frame: 9 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 1 3/8 in. (24.1 × 19.1 × 3.5 cm)
- Credit Line Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1961.112
- Work Type painting
- Classification Paintings
- On View
- Signature None
- Marks None
- Inscription Verso, down far right cradle slat, upper right, black crayon: K1189 Verso, down right cradle slat, black crayon: 102 4[?]7 [marked out] A piece of paper removed from the back of the panel, but retained in the curatorial files of the Birmingham Museum of Art, contains the following inscription: [top left] [illeg.] .M.D.S. [top right] I.M.I. / Immagine antichissima della Ssma. / Vergine stava in borgo in gran vene / razione sotto il Titolo di Madonna / Della Sanità e da seguito delle gra / zie miracolosa; [illeg.] proprietà [illeg.] / [illeg.] Lamberto Cristiano Gori / che li adattata al presente / tabernacolo di mano eccelen / te antica, / 30 Marzo 1770 [Transcription by Lara Avezza, Bianca Belardinelli and Elaine Trigiani, unpublished]
- Provenance Lamberto Cristiano Gori (Italian, 1730-1801), by 1770 [see note 1]. Taddei, Florence [see note 2]. With Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi (1878-1955), Florence; purchased by Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955), New York, September 1, 1939; gift to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1943; deaccessioned in 1952 and returned to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; on loan to the Birmingham Museum of Art, 1952; gift of the Kress Foundation to the Birmingham Museum of Art, 1961
1. According to a piece of paper removed from the back of the panel, but retained in the curatorial files of the Birmingham Museum of Art. Lamberto Cristiano Gori (1730 – 1801) was a noted Italian artist whose works in plaster-of-Paris can be found in the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence.
2. National Gallery of Art. Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. Descriptive List with Notes (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1941), 42. No further information on the identity of Taddei is known.