The Virgin and Child ('The Madonna with the Iris')

Oil on lime | 149.2 x 117.2cm | c. 1500-10

Workshop of Albrecht Dürer

The Virgin Mary breastfeeds the infant Christ in a walled garden surrounded by flowers. God the Father, a small figure radiating light, appears in the sky above. The image of the Virgin and Christ Child in a garden was derived from the poetic imagery...
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