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The Virgin and Child with Saint John
Antonio de Solario

The Virgin and Child and the young Saint John the Baptist are seen in a domestic interior. Saint John holds a reed cross and a scroll inscribed with words from his Gospel (New Testament, John 1: 29 and 36). The Christ Child holds a bird on a string.

The painting demonstrates Solario's Venetian training and is probably an early work.

Key facts
Artist Antonio de Solario
Artist dates probably active 1502 - 1518
Full title The Virgin and Child with Saint John
Date made perhaps about 1500-10
Medium and support Oil on canvas, transferred from wood
Dimensions 36.5 x 29.8 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Inscribed
Acquisition credit Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number NG2503
Location in Gallery Room 55
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