Magnificat Madonna

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Title

Magnificat Madonna
View: Full view of painting with some of frame

Subject

New Testament; Jesus Christ; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint

Description

The Madonna of the Magnificat (Italian: Madonna del Magnificat) is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, executed in 1481. It is housed in the Uffizi, Florence. The work portrays the Virgin Mary crowned by two angels. The Child Jesus is keeping in a hand the pomegranate, symbol of the Resurrection. The painting is said to portray the family of Piero de' Medici, lord of Florence from 1464. His wife Lucrezia Tornabuoni as Mary, Lorenzo de' Medici as the young man with the ink-pot, flanked by his brother Giuliano de' Medici who is holding a book. Behind the two boys is Maria, while the two older sisters are holding the crown in the background: Bianca on the left and Nannina on the right. The newborn would be the daughter of Lorenzo, Lucrezia de' Medici.

Creator

Sandro Botticelli (Italian painter, ca. 1444-1510)

Source

Description: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Date

1481-1485 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

publicDomain

Format

tempera on panel
118 cm diameter

Type

painting (visual work)

Identifier

bott030x.jpg

Coverage

Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Tuscany, Italy); Piazzale degli Uffizi 6
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Sandro Botticelli (Italian painter, ca. 1444-1510), “Magnificat Madonna,” Institute Images Online, accessed September 22, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2719.

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