The Virgin and Child

This painting was probably influenced by a Byzantine icon. It shows the Virgin and Child, together with images which represent the Redemption of Man by Christ: the Annunciation and the Crucifixion. On either side is the Last Judgement, with trumpeting angels calling people from their tombs. It may be missing a gable with the Blessing Redeemer at the top and possibly wings on either side.

It was probably made for an individual for private devotion.

Key facts

Artist dates
documented 1274 - 1281
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
about 1265-8
Medium and support
Egg tempera on poplar
31.4 x 19.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Acquired with the assistance of the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation), 1998
Inventory number
Location in Gallery