Samuel H. Kress Collections Research

Giuliano Bugiardini

Giuliano Bugiardini's
Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist

Giuliano Bugiardini
Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist, c. 1523-25
113 x 81.5cm, Oil on cradled panel
Photo: Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania,
Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1961. (1960.10)

Giuliano Bugiardini’s Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist, part of the Samuel H. Kress collection at the Allentown Art Museum, is among the artist’s best known works, most of which depict the Virgin and Christ Child with the infant Saint John the Baptist. Although a prolific artist, Bugiardini’s creative process has not been studied.  Recent technical examination and restoration of the painting by Nica Gutman Rieppi, Associate Conservator for the Samuel H. Kress Program in Paintings Conservation, provided an opportunity to observe some of the artist’s painting techniques, to identify some of his materials, and to gain a better understanding of his studio practice.

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