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The Virgin and Child
Domenico Ghirlandaio

The minute details in this painting, most notably of light playing on the golden curls and on the silk scarf, are unusually well-preserved. Christ stands upon a sill and the edge of the painting is treated as a window opening.

Key facts
Artist Domenico Ghirlandaio
Artist dates 1449 - 1494
Full title The Virgin and Child
Date made probably about 1480-90
Medium and support Tempera on poplar
Dimensions 88.9 x 57.8 cm
Acquisition credit Mond Bequest, 1924
Inventory number NG3937
Location in Gallery Room 59
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