This painting, called ‘Madonna Suckling the Child’, is by unknown artist of the Ferrarese School from the early 16th Century. It is painted with oil paints on a wooden panel. It is a small devotional picture of a type common to the school of Ferrara, in northern Italy, apparently inspired by the works of Boccacio Boccacino. The image is thought to be most closely linked to the works of Benvenuto Tisi (c1481-1559), known as Garofalo. The painting has been examined using ultra-violet, infra-red and X-ray radiation.