Virgin And Child With Angels – Sebastiano Mainardi

ABOUT 1450-1513

The Virgin, with her head bowed and her hands joined in an attitude of prayer, is seated in the center of the picture with the Christ Child poised half lying on her right knee. He is supported by a child angel and raises His hands toward His mother. The composition is balanced by another angel whose arms are folded over the breast. Back of the Madonna is a strip of brocade and on each side are glimpses of landscape.

The work was formerly in the collection of Baron Lazzaroni in Paris.