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Virgin and Child with an Angel

A light-skinned, blond Virgin Mary in blue holds a child, his arms reaching around her neck and face upturned toward hers. At left, an angel looks on.
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  • A light-skinned, blond Virgin Mary in blue holds a child, his arms reaching around her neck and face upturned toward hers. At left, an angel looks on.

Date:

1475/85

Artist:

Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi)
Italian, 1444/45–1510

About this artwork

Sandro Botticelli was one of the most renowned painters of late-15th-century Florence. Here the tender embrace of mother and child and the Virgin’s wistful expression are typical of his lyrical manner. Another version of this composition in the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, still shows the influence of the sculpture of Andrea Verrocchio and is probably an early work, made before 1470. The sinuous contours and softly modeled flesh of the Art Institute’s picture represent Botticelli’s languorous mature style.

Status

On View, Gallery 204

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Sandro Botticelli

Title

Virgin and Child with an Angel

Origin

Italy

Date

1475–1485

Medium

Tempera on panel

Dimensions

33 3/4 × 23 1/4 in. (85.8 × 59.1 cm)

Credit Line

Max and Leola Epstein Collection

Reference Number

1954.283

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