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The Virgin and Child
Francesco Tacconi

The composition of this work is known in several variants with half-length figures, some having the signatures of Giovanni Bellini.

Tacconi's picture is probably based on an altarpiece showing a full-length figure by Bellini himself. The variant 'Virgin and Child' by Bellini showing a half-length Virgin is also closely related to Tacconi's work.

Key facts
Artist Francesco Tacconi
Artist dates active about 1458 - about 1500
Full title The Virgin and Child
Date made 1489
Medium and support Oil on lime
Dimensions 99.7 x 52.7 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit Bought, 1855
Inventory number NG286
Location in Gallery Not on display
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