Results 1 1166
461 Previous Next

Madonna and Child
Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Madonna and Child

Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description The simply dressed Virgin Mary and the naked Christ Child remind the viewer of the Christian virtue of humility. The landscape behind them suggests an idealized site from Perugino's native Umbria in central Italy, given a paradise-like beauty and serenity. The colors are vivid and yet harmonious. Pietro Perugino (which means the one from Perugia) was famous for his pious and sweet style, and, by the late 15th century, he was one of the most popular artists in Italy. His fame led to the commission of a wall fresco in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.
Date Description Narrative
Examinationchemical analysis
1/07/1958Treatmentchemical analysis; cleaned; coated; inpainted; other; surface cleaned; varnish removed or reduced
Provenance Grand Duke of Tuscany [date and mode of acquisition unknown] (?); Grand Duke of Lucca [date and mode of acquisition unknown] (?) [In the Warren sale catalogue, this picture was previously listed in the collection of the grand duke of Tusdany, then in that of the duke of Lucca; it does not appear, however, in the sale catalogue of the latter, while its provenance from the grand ducal collection cannot be traced]; Mrs. S. D. Warren, Boston [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Mrs. S. D. Warren Sale, American Art Association, New York, January 8-9, 1903, no. 100; H. Williams [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

ca. 1520 (Renaissance)
oil on panel
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
Painted surface H: 24 13/16 x W: 19 5/16 x Approx. D: 1 1/4 in. (63 x 49 x 3.2 cm)

Thumbnail: Madonna and Child
Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
Full Size: Madonna and Child