The Virgin and Child

The composition of this work is known in several variants with half-length figures, some having the signatures of Giovanni Bellini.

Tacconi's picture is probably based on an altarpiece showing a full-length figure by Bellini himself. The variant 'Virgin and Child' by Bellini showing a half-length Virgin is also closely related to Tacconi's work.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active about 1458 - about 1500
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
1489
Medium and support
Oil on lime
Dimensions
99.7 x 52.7 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1855
Inventory number
NG286
Location in Gallery