The Virgin, seen in half-height, turned to the right, sits on achair; she holds the Child sitting on a cushion on his lap. He holds a bird inhis hands joined. In the background are two candelabra and a garland. Theseat arm appears in the lower left corner.
The composition of the work enjoys exceptional popularity in the fifteenth century and early sixteen century. Terracotta versions are listed in London (Victoria and Albert Museum) and in Florence (Museo Nazionale and San Jacopo alla Cavallina), in stucco in Paris Musée Jacquemart André and Musée du Louvre) and in Cartapesta in Venice (Museo Correr).
Our copy, which partly retains its original polychromy, takes up the essential of the Master’s composition, with small differences .The stucco frame that adorns it is marked from the location of a cartouche to the arms of the sponsor of this version , probably from a Tuscan workshop of the early sixteenth .
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