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

Luini, Bernardino (Italian, 1481-1532)


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.

Object Information

artist
Luini, Bernardino (Italian, 1481-1532)
creation date
about 1520
materials
oil on panel
dimensions
32 x 23 in.
45-3/8 x 36 in. (framed)
accession number
C10053
credit line
Courtesy of The Clowes Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800