The Virgin and Child

This picture was probably painted in Florence in the early 1480s. Credi was much influenced by Leonardo da Vinci who had been with him in the workshop of Verrocchio.

The Archangel Raphael appears in the distance with Tobias. Raphael was venerated as a saint and may have been added to what was a popular composition at the request of the patron.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1458 - 1537
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
about 1480-5
Medium and support
Oil on wood
71.1 x 49.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1857
Inventory number
Location in Gallery