The Virgin and Child

Christ holds an apple, a symbol of the Fall of humankind that he will redeem by his future Passion.

The painting has sometimes been accepted as an autograph work by Luini, but is probably a workshop piece or even an early copy.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1480 - 1532
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
early 16th century
Medium and support
Oil on wood
48.9 x 43.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number
Location in Gallery