Possibly an old copy of a lost Solario. It has in the past been attributed to a Milanese follower of Leonardo (such as Cesare da Sesto). The design seems related to that of Raphael's 'Mackintosh Madonna', also in the Collection, which might be of an earlier date.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1465 - 1524
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
early 16th century
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
61 x 46.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2504
Location in Gallery