The Madonna, the Infant St. John and the Angel, Worshipping the Christ Child, Pietro Perugino;  workshop
Pietro Perugino
The Madonna, the Infant St. John and the Angel, Worshipping the Christ Child
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Reference

Perugino, Madonna del Sacco, ca. 1495-1500, Galleria Palatina, Florenz

Perugino, Mitteltafel des Certosa di Pavia Polyptychons, ca. 1496-1500, National Gallery, London

Pietro Perugino workshop

The Madonna, the Infant St. John and the Angel, Worshipping the Christ Child, ca. 1510


Dimensions
45.5 x 35.7 x 0.1 cm
Physical Description
wood, transferred to blockboard
Inventory Number
1379
Acquisition
Acquired in 1904
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 20

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About the Work

The composition and style of this small-format devotional picture are closely related to Perugino’s earlier autograph works. The figure of the Virgin kneeling in the centre of the composition, the Christ Child propped up by a white bolster, the naked infant Saint John and even the wide landscape, complete with ox and ass, were lifted from different compositions by the master and reassembled. The work most closely parallels the Madonna del Sacco (Galleria Palatina, Florence). This kind of recombination of workshop cartoons and drawings was not unusual at the time – even great masters, Perugino included, often fell back on their own pool of drawings and replicated the most popular elements.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Madonna, the Infant St. John and the Angel, Worshipping the Christ Child
Painter
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
wood, transferred to blockboard
Material

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1904

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73B22(+3) adoration of the Christ-child by Mary; John the Baptist present (+ angel(s))
Secondary
  • 73B281 the ox and the ass at the manger ~ Christ's birth
  • 41A7632 pillow
  • 25G3 trees
  • 25H1 landscapes in the temperate zone

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21.09.2022