The Madonna and Child are seated in the foreground of this painting before a dark green backcloth.
Madonna and Child by Giovanni Bellini, 14501499
© York Art Gallery
- Oil on wood
- 51.4 x 42.5 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund
This backcloth serves as a divider between the immediate foreground and distant landscape background. This painting was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance.
Sir William Neville Adby; Lady Violet Melcheth; F.D. Lycett Green