Virgin and Child, Piermatteo d'Amelia
Piermatteo d'Amelia
Virgin and Child
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Piermatteo d'Amelia

Virgin and Child, ca. 1475 – 1480


Dimensions
84.5 x 64.3 x 2.2 cm
Physical Description
Wood
Inventory Number
702
Acquisition
Acquired in 1817
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

The representation of the Madonna with the infant Christ is one of the most popular picture themes of the Italian Renaissance.

In Florence at the end of the 15th century, the workshop of the sculptor and painter Verrocchio stood out with such compositions. His Umbrian assistant Piermatteo d'Amelia placed mother and child in a loggia that opens onto a distant landscape on one side while he also contrasted the meditative inwardness of Mary with the open nature of the infant Christ gazing directly at the observer.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Virgin and Child
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Wood
Material

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1817

Work Content

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11F4111 Mary standing (or half-length), the Christ-child in front of her, close to her bosom; standing
Secondary
  • 41A7221 cushion
  • 41A335 window-seat
  • 41A44 (decorated) ceiling
  • 41A381 loggia, verandah, porch
  • 25H2 landscapes with waters, waterscapes, seascapes (in the temperate zone)

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Last update

02.07.2020