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Key facts
Full title Virgin and Child
Artist Alvise Vivarini
Artist dates living 1457; died 1503/5
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 Not on display
Image copyright On loan from a private collection, © Private collection
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.

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