Piero della Francesca
Italian (Tuscan), c. 1420–1492
Virgin and Child Enthroned with Four Angels
Oil possibly with some tempera on panel, transferred to fabric on panel
Acquired by Sterling Clark, 1914
"Despite the wealth of wonderful Italian Old Masters in the room, this picture always draws you in, makes you stop, and calms your life. There is something mesmerizing and soothing about the subtle palette and mathematical purity of the arrangement of figures. The expressions are haunting in their stillness. Great picture for meditation—whether or not you believe in this power or realize what it is doing for you."
Conservator of Paintings
Williamstown Art Conservation Center