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Virgin and Child with a Kneeling Donor, in a Quatrefoil

Virgin and Child with a Kneeling Donor, in a Quatrefoil

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Summary

Shown in an elongated Gothic quatrefoil frame, this Madonna and Child is one of the earliest recognized examples of a design for a small painting on glass. The pose of the Christ Child embracing his Mother recalls a particular Byzantine figure type quite commonly found in Austrian and South German paintings and drawings dating to around 1400. This drawing signals an increasing demand in the fifteenth century for small, single panes of stained glass affordable to the middle classes.

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1430 - 1434
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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