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Virgin and Child

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This panel is probably the earliest surviving painting by Bramantino, who trained as a goldsmith and later became an important architect and painter in Milan. The strong linearity of Bramantino's paintings reflects the artist's early experience incising metal surfaces. As his nickname, "little...

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Provenance

1913, with Percy Moore Turner, London; 1913, sold by Turner (?) to the MFA for $7,732. (Accession Date: November 6, 1913)

Credit Line

Picture Fund

About 1485–90

Dimensions

46.0 x 35.2 cm (18 1/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2859

Medium or Technique

Oil and tempera on panel

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Panels