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The Virgin and Child with the Baptist and an Angel
Paolo Morando

The Virgin and Child are flanked by an angel and Saint John the Baptist. Saint John the Baptist presents his younger cousin, Christ, with an emblem of Christ's future sacrifice, in this case, as is usual, a wooden cross and, as is very unusual, a lemon which is sometimes said to allude to the weaning of Christ.

Key facts
Artist Paolo Morando
Artist dates about 1486/8 - 1522
Full title The Virgin and Child, Saint John the Baptist and an Angel
Date made probably about 1514-18
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 75.6 x 64.8 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Bought, 1867
Inventory number NG777
Location in Gallery Not on display
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