Madonna and Child with the Infant St. John, Pietro Perugino
Pietro Perugino
Madonna and Child with the Infant St. John
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Pietro Perugino

Madonna and Child with the Infant St. John, 1495 – 1500


Dimensions
67.7 x 51.5 x 1.3 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on poplar
Inventory Number
843
Acquisition
Acquired in 1832
Status
On display

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About the Work

Small-format devotional paintings are rarely found in Perugino's work - unlike his one-time pupil Raphael, who came to exert a lasting influence on his teacher. We can surmise that such was the case with regard to this panel painting, because neither the asymmetrical composition nor the narrative moment can be found elsewhere in Perugino's work. Here, it is reflected in the intimate way in which St John behaves towards the Christ Child. Perugino always places his Madonnas in the central axis and also represents the figures in a more static way.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Madonna and Child with the Infant St. John
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on poplar
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1832

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73B831 Mary and the Christ-child with John the Baptist (as child)
Secondary
  • 24F firmament, sky

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20.08.2019