Madonna Nursing the Christ Child
Master of Magdalen Legend
The Master of the Magdalene Legend, whose identity remains unknown, has been recognized through his pleasing images of the Madonna and Child and his portraits. The small scale of this work, the delicate visage of the Madonna, and the tender interaction between mother and child were appealing characteristics in private devotional works.
Tempera on oak panel
late 15th century
9 3/16 x 7 3/16 x 1/4 in. (23.3 x 18.3 x 0.6 cm)
frame: 12 3/4 x 11 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (32.4 x 29.5 x 7 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the executors of the Estate of Colonel Michael Friedsam
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Master of Magdalen Legend (Flemish, active in Brussels, late 15th-16th century). Madonna Nursing the Christ Child, late 15th century. Tempera on oak panel, 9 3/16 x 7 3/16 x 1/4 in. (23.3 x 18.3 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the executors of the Estate of Colonel Michael Friedsam, 34.493 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 34.493_SL3.jpg)
overall, 34.493_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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