Description In his depiction of this tender moment between Mary and Christ, the artist emphasizes the figures' human qualities, such as their supple flesh, and the intimate relationship between mother and child. Bartolomeo Vivarini and his brother Antonio led active painting workshops in Venice during the later 15th century, mainly producing devotional paintings like this one. for an early work by antonio, the older brother, see 37,1691.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, after 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] On cartellino on modern added member: BARTHOLOMEVS VIVARINVS | DE MURANO PINXIT, 1477
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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