Madonna and Child

Boccaccio Boccaccino Italian

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Although from Cremona, Boccaccio Boccaccino spent considerable time in Venice: the manner in which the Virgin is posed before a cloth of honor with a distant landscape derives from works by Giovanni Bellini. This charming picture, in which the child tempts a goldfish with a cherry, dates from around 1506–18 (the goldfinch is symbolic of Christ's Passion).

Madonna and Child, Boccaccio Boccaccino (Italian, Ferrara, before 1466–1524/25 Cremona), Oil on wood

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