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By Lisa Pon

In 1428, a devastating hearth destroyed a schoolhouse within the northern Italian urban of Forlì, leaving just a woodcut of the Madonna and baby that have been tacked to the study room wall. the folk of Forlì carried that print - referred to now because the Madonna of the fireplace - into their cathedral, the place centuries later a brand new chapel used to be outfitted to enshrine it. during this publication, Lisa Pon considers a cascade of moments within the Madonna of the Fire's cultural biography: whilst ink was once inspired onto paper at a now-unknown date; whilst that sheet was once famous via Forlì's humans as surprising; whilst it used to be enshrined in quite a few tabernacles and chapels within the cathedral; while it or one in every of its copies used to be - and nonetheless is - carried in procession. In doing so, Pon bargains an test in paintings historic inquiry that spans greater than 3 centuries of constructing, remaking, and renewal.

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