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Madonna and Child
  • Giovanni Martini
    circa 1470–1535
    active: Italy
  • Madonna and Child, 1501
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 81.3 x 59.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 32 x 23 1/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. Andre Emmerich
  • Not on display
  • 1975.0010

Three quarter portrait of a woman (identified as the Virgin Mary) in a red gown and blue mantle with white drapery/wimple covering her head and shoulders. She tips her head to the left and is looking town. She supports a semi nude child on her proper left knee (identified as Jesus Christ). Both figures have halos. The child is looking to the right. Pendant to Saint Joseph, 1962.0001 and Saint Anthony of Padua 1957.0103.

Canvas is cut in T shape.