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Madonna Nursing the Christ Child

Master of Magdalen Legend

European Art

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.
MEDIUM Tempera on oak panel
  • Place Made: Europe
  • DATES late 15th century
    DIMENSIONS 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)
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the executors of the Estate of Colonel Michael Friedsam
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, 34.493_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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