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Virgin and Child with a Pomegranate

BOTTICELLI, Alessandro (1447 - 1510)

[image: Virgin and Child with a Pomegranate]

Media: oil on board

Size: 64.8 x 41.9 cm

Acquired: 1952; Bequest; Gwendoline Davies

Accession Number: NMW A 242

Collection: The Davies Sisters Collection

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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