The Virgin and Child with a Shoot of Olive

Oil on wood | 50.2 x 66.5cm | c. 1515

Andrea Previtali

The Virgin and Child sit on the edge of a wood between two sawn stumps of olive trees that resemble the arms of a throne. Shoots have grown from each stump and the Virgin bends the taller one towards Christ, who raises his hand as if to grasp it. The...
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