The Virgin and Child

The Virgin rests a hand on the parapet in the foreground. The view seen through the window is unlikely to be of a specific place.

The painting, although much damaged, is important because it is a rare signed work. Alvise was the youngest member of a family of painters.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
living 1457; died 1503/5
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
about 1483
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
69.2 x 53.3 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Presented by Charles Loeser of Florence, 1898
Inventory number
NG1872
Location in Gallery