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Virgin and Child
Alvise Vivarini

The Virgin’s tender, supportive embrace and Christ’s sweet expression as he gazes up at his mother convey intimacy. A Venetian painter who greatly admired the work of Bellini, Vivarini adopts motifs employed by the master such as the illusionistically painted cartellino paper on the parapet.

Key facts
Artist Alvise Vivarini
Artist dates living 1457; died 1503/5
Full title Virgin and Child
Date made about 1483-5
Medium and support Oil on wood
Dimensions 80.2 × 64.8 cm
Acquisition credit On loan from a private collection
Inventory number L1158
Location in Gallery Not on display
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