A Madonna and Child from 13th Century Lucca

Madonna and Child with Saints, 1230s Tempera and gold on wood panel (poplar) Berlinghiero Berlinghieri, Italian, Lucca, active ca. 1228-1238 Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust  1966.237 Madonna and Child with Saints, 1230s Tempera and gold on wood panel (poplar) Berlinghiero Berlinghieri, Italian, Lucca, active ca. 1228-1238 Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1966.237

Lesser-known to American visitors to Tuscany is the beautiful and historic town of Lucca located only some 10 miles northeast of Pisa. The more famous cities of Siena and Florence generally attract large numbers of art students and tourists. However, omitting Lucca on a visit to the region of Tuscany would be a mistake. It is less congested in summer and is graceful with its winding streets, historic churches and beautiful gardens.

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