Sassoferrato (1609 - 1685)
- The Virgin and Child
- Oil on canvas
- Image size: 85.4 x 72.6 cm
Frame size: 109 x 100 x 9 cm
- Great Gallery
- 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.