The Virgin and Child

The inscription beside the Virgin's left hand (A.A.P.) has been taken to mean 'Andrea di Aloigi or Andrea da Assisi painted this'.

Andrea di Aloigi from Assisi, also known as 'L'Ingegno' was one of the most accomplished of Perugino's pupils who, according to Vasari, became blind and had to abandon his art in 1501.

This work probably dates from the 1490s. The composition is perhaps derived from an altarpiece or other painting in which Christ would have been looking at a saint or donor to his right.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1484 - 1501
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
probably about 1490-1500
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
64.8 x 43.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1886
Inventory number
NG1220
Location in Gallery