The Virgin and Child

The minute details in this painting, most notably of light playing on the golden curls and on the silk scarf, are unusually well-preserved. Christ stands upon a sill and the edge of the painting is treated as a window opening.

Key facts

Artist dates
1449 - 1494
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
probably about 1480-90
Medium and support
Tempera on poplar
88.9 x 57.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Mond Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery