The Virgin and Child

The Christ Child holds the Virgin's breast and tugs at her veil. There are several versions of this design by Morales, and from his studio.

Morales worked mainly in Badajoz and its neighbourhood in Spain. He was much influenced by Flemish painting and, at second hand, by Leonardo da Vinci.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1546; died 1586?
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
probably 1565-70
Medium and support
Oil on oak
28.5 x 19.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Gerard F. de Zoete, 1887
Inventory number
Location in Gallery