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Madonna and Child with Saint John
  • Filippo da Verona
    active 1509–1514
    active: Northern Italy
  • Madonna and Child with Saint John, early 1500s
  • Where object was made: Northern Italy
  • oil on panel
  • Canvas/Support: 66.4 x 51.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 26 1/8 x 20 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Samuel H. Kress Study Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1960.0050
Label Text

Figures in a landscape. Half-length female figure in center (identified as The Virgin Mary) holding a full-length nude infant (identified as Jesus Christ) before a small boy (identified as John the Baptist). The female has brown hair and wears a blue cloak with a star and gold trim. Both boys have brown hair, but the infant’s is lighter. The infant is raising is proper right hand, palm up with tow fingers in the air. His proper left hand is touching the other boy’s hair in the bottom right corner. All three have gold halos. Behind a wall draped in brocade is a landscape with a figure in the trees on a hill. Climbing foliage is along the left.