Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist and the Lamb

Bernardino Luini (Italian, 1481-1532)

Currently on View in C205
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Like many of Bernardino Luini's works, this one is indebted to Leonardo da Vinci. The composition is a reprise of Leonardo's Virgin of the Rocks. The influence of the famous master is also evident in the features of the gently smiling Madonna, the view of a distant landscape, and in the adoption of a dark, smoky palette.

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Object Information

Bernardino Luini (Italian, 1481-1532)
creation date
about 1520
oil on panel
32 x 23 in.
45-3/8 x 36 in. (framed)
accession number
credit line
Courtesy of The Clowes Fund
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800

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