The Virgin and Child

This painting was probably influenced by a Byzantine icon. It shows the Virgin and Child, together with images which represent the Redemption of Man by Christ: the Annunciation and the Crucifixion. On either side is the Last Judgement, with trumpeting angels calling people from their tombs. It may be missing a gable with the Blessing Redeemer at the top and possibly wings on either side.

It was probably made for an individual for private devotion.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
documented 1274 - 1281
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
about 1265-8
Medium and support
Egg tempera on poplar
Dimensions
31.4 x 19.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Acquired with the assistance of The Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation), 1998
Inventory number
NG6571
Location in Gallery