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The Virgin and Child ('The Madonna with the Iris')
Workshop of Albrecht Dürer

The composition is similar to some treatments of the subject made by Dürer in drawings and engravings, and the plants have parallels in his drawings. The iris is often a symbol of the sword of the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin.

The painting is very probably produced by Dürer's assistants.

Key facts
Artist Workshop of Albrecht Dürer
Artist dates 1471 - 1528
Full title The Virgin and Child ('The Madonna with the Iris')
Date made about 1500-10
Medium and support Oil on lime
Dimensions 149.2 x 117.2 cm
Acquisition credit Bought through the Art Fund, 1945
Inventory number NG5592
Location in Gallery Not on display
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