Madonna and Child with Angels

Bernardino da Genoa Italian

Not on view

Although the picture is signed and dated, the identity of the artist is not known. In the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries a number of Lombard artists moved to Genoa. One such artist was Bernardino Fasola, and it is possible that he is the author of this picture. The audaciously foreshortened figure of the Christ Child recalls the work of the Milanese Bramantino. The goldfinch is a common symbol of Christ's Passion.

Madonna and Child with Angels, Bernardino da Genoa (Italian, Genoese, active in 1515), Oil on wood

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