Virgin and Child

Giovanni Bellini, also called Giambellino, Italian (active Venice), first documented 1459, died 1516

Made in Venice, Italy, Europe

Early 1460s

Oil on panel

25 3/8 x 17 3/8 inches (64.4 x 44.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 165

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Throughout his career, Bellini painted for private patrons intimate images of the Virgin and Child behind a parapet. This is one of his earliest renditions of the subject. The background of this picture, originally painted as a bluish sky with clouds, has altered due to time and former cleanings.