The Virgin and Child

Tempera on poplar | 88.9 x 57.8cm | probably c. 1480-90

Domenico Ghirlandaio

The Christ Child looks up at the Virgin Mary, raising the index finger of his right hand as though he is preaching, which refers to his divine authority. The Virgin's cloak would have originally appeared more blue, but the pigment, azurite, has chang...
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