Virgin and Child Enthroned

Bohemian Painter Bohemian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 603

Exchanging affectionate glances with her squirming son, the Virgin has a crown and halo designating her as queen of heaven. Combining the courtly elegance of French painting and the spatial innovations of Italian art, this picture exemplifies the heights attained under Charles IV (1316–1378), Holy Roman Emperor. He made Prague his capital and transformed it into a center of European culture.

Virgin and Child Enthroned, Bohemian Painter (active Prague, 1340s), Oil(?) and gold on wood

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