The Virgin and Child by Masaccio

The Madonna, and the child on her knee, are both full front, seated on a stone throne of Renaissance design.

Details

Medium:
Oil
Dimensions:
136 x 73 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,500 ( Total: £9,000)
Acquired in:
1916
Vendor:
Rev. Canon A S Sutton

The child holds a bunch of grapes. In the background a cherub and a seraph kneel to the right and left of the throne, the two below sit on the throne steps playing lutes. A modern gilded arch cuts the sides of the throne. The central panel of an altarpiece for the Carmine Pisa but it was removed by 1750 and the parts dispersed.

Provenance

Woodburn collection in 1855; 1860 Mr Clarke; by 1864 Mr F H Sutton.

Venue details

National Gallery Trafalgar Square, LONDON London WC2N 5DN 020 7747 2885 www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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