The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
The Virgin and Child
  • Sassoferrato (1609 - 1685)
  • The Virgin and Child
  • Italy
  • 1640s
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 85.4 x 72.6 cm
    Frame size: 109 x 100 x 9 cm
  • P565
  • Great Gallery
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • A typical example of Sassoferrato’s small-scale pictures of the Virgin, this
    composition is a rectangular version of the same composition as in the other
    painting by Sassoferrato hanging on the same wall. A comparison of the two
    works demonstrates the consistently high quality of Sassoferrato’s repetitions.
    This picture may have been acquired by the 4th Marquess of Hertford as a
    superior example of the subject, to be kept with him in his Parisian collection,
    rather than in London.