Virgin and Child with a Pomegranate

medium: oil on canvas
size: 64.8 x 41.9 cm
artist: workshop of Sandro Botticelli
former owner: Gwendoline Davies

National Museum, Cardiff
NMWA 242

Description from National Museum website: One of the principal Florentine painters of the late fifteenth century, Botticelli was patronised by the Medici and the Papacy. This painting is based upon the central figures in his San Barnaba Altarpiece of about 1485 in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence. The pomegranate held by the Christ Child is a Christian symbol of the Resurrection.


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