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The Virgin and Child appearing to Saint Dominic, Francesco Albani (1578-1660).

Oil on copper, 39.5cm by 28.5cm.

Saint Dominic (1170-1221) was a Spanish priest and the founder of the Dominican Order. He is the patron saint of astronomers.

Albani was a Bolognese artist who studied under Denis Calvaert and the Carraccis and was active mainly in Bologna and Rome.



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