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Madonna of the Streets

by Old Masters

Size Group: A

Artist - Roberto Ferruzzi

Giclee on Canvas
Price includes frame.
24x16" $420
18x12" $300
12x8" $175

Roberto Ferruzzi, born in 1854 in a small Italian town on the Dalmatian coast of Italy. The artist called his painting Little Madonna because he took a peasant girl from the region of Padua to pose for this picture. According to credible sources, the girl was one Angelina Cian who eventually emigrated to San Francisco with her husband Antonio Boro where they raised a family of ten children.
When Ferruzzi first spotted the girl, she was about eleven years old and caring for her baby brother. The artist decided to paint a portrait of the two. He never intended the painting to be one of the Virgin Mary. But since the girl looked like a little Madonna, he called the painting Madonnina. The Little Madonna eventually gained world fame and came to be known as Madonna della Strada (Madonna of the Street).

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