Virgin and Child with Two Angels

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  • Virgin and Child with Two Angels
  • View: Overall view without frame

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Title

Virgin and Child with Two Angels
View: Overall view without frame

Subject

New Testament; saints; Angels; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint; lily

Description

Throughout most of the 20th century, scholars have agreed that the National Gallery’s The Virgin and Child with Two Angels was produced in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio. However, they have not been able to agree on whether Verrocchio himself painted any part of it, or if he ever painted at all. Re-examination following a new restoration has confirmed that Verrocchio was indeed involved, and has led to the identification of Lorenzo di Credi as the second hand evident in the painting. ‘The Virgin and Child with Two Angels’ was sold to the National Gallery in 1857 as a work by Piero della Francesca. Upon arrival at the Gallery, its attribution was promptly changed, and it appeared in the Gallery’s catalogue of 1859 under the name of Domenico Ghirlandaio. The following decade saw a range of suggested attributions, ranging from the Pollaiuolo brothers to Leonardo da Vinci, until in 1864 the art historians Crowe and Cavalcaselle finally gave it to a pupil of Verrocchio, Lorenzo di Credi.

Creator

Andrea del Verrocchio (Italian painter, 1435-1488); Lorenzo di Credi (Italian painter, ca. 1456-1536)

Source

Description: National Gallery (London) [website]; http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

Date

ca. 1476-1478 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

tempera on wood panel
96.5 cm (height) x 70.5 cm (width)

Type

painting (visual work)

Identifier

leon042x.jpg

Coverage

National Gallery (London, England, United Kingdom) NG296; Trafalgar Square
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Andrea del Verrocchio (Italian painter, 1435-1488); Lorenzo di Credi (Italian painter, ca. 1456-1536), “Virgin and Child with Two Angels,” Institute Images Online, accessed December 16, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2884.

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