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Virgin and S. Elizabeth with the Holy Children appearing to two Camaldolese friars | by clarkvr
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Virgin and S. Elizabeth with the Holy Children appearing to two Camaldolese friars

Creator: Moretto, da Brescia, 1498?-1554

Inscription:Signed and dated on central banner: Tvo Sydere Afflari/Reviviscere est

Date: 1541

Date Destroyed or Lost: 1945


Medium: Oil on canvas

Object Dimensions: 265 x 186 cm

Former Repository: Gemäldegalerie (Berlin, Germany)

Former Inventory Number: Inv Nr. 197

Circumstances of Destruction or Loss: One of around 417 works of art from the Kaiser Friedrich Museum deposited in the Friedrichshain flak tower, or Flakturm, for safekeeping. The painting is presumed to have been destroyed when the tower was burned in May of 1945.

Notes: Berenson identifies the Camaldolese friars as, Fra Bartolomeo Averoldi, Abbot of the Umiliati in Verona, and Aurelio his nephew. For more information see: Berenson, Bernard. Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A List of the Principal Artists and Their Works with an Index of Places. Central Italian and North Italian Schools. London: Phaidon, 1968.

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- Germany

World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war

Art treasures in war

Virgin and child

Saint Elizabeth

John, the Baptist, Saint




Jesus Christ

Holy Spirit

Photo Description: Unlabeled clipping

Source: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library Photo Archive, 225 South Street, Williamstown MA, 01267

Form-Genre: Painting

Collection: Lost Art

Type: Image

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Taken on May 22, 2008