Virgin and Child

WAG 1352


A brown-haired woman, whose hair is partially hidden by a brown veil falling to her shoulders and who wears a deep pinky-red robe and blue claok, is shown waist-length. She holds in her hands a fair-haired baby, naked apart from a piece of white fabric draped over the child's groin and between his legs. Both woman and child gaze out at the viewer, the child leaning its head on the woman's chest. Both are painted on a fragment of canvas, with a yellow background, which has been attached to a drab, brown rectangular canvas.