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Associate of Pietro Perugino: 'The Virgin and Child with Saint John'

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The painting long carried a false signature of Perugino's on the hem of the Virgin's robe. The work is in fact probably by a close associate and imitator of Perugino.

The painting was originally round-topped and it is now displayed with a recreated addition at the top. The Virgin's robe is painted in ultramarine, the most expensive and intense blue pigment and one often reserved for the Virgin's drapery.