The Virgin and Child

The painting seems to be a comparatively early work of the studio. The composition of the Virgin in prayer before her Child has been adapted from that of larger paintings of the Nativity, but the Child is here placed on a marble ledge as was commonplace in Venetian devotional paintings for the home.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active about 1459; died 1516
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
perhaps about 1475
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
81.9 x 62.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Lady Lindsay, 1912
Inventory number
NG2901
Location in Gallery