Maria mit Kind, Johannes dem Täufer und einem Stifter
Tizian (Tiziano Vecellio) (und Werkstatt) (1485-1576)

Maria mit Kind, Johannes dem Täufer und einem Stifter,

um 1520
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
75,4 x 92 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
977
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Tizian (Tiziano Vecellio)(und Werkstatt), Maria mit Kind, Johannes dem Täufer und einem Stifter, um 1520, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A9xlnbeGWv (Last updated on 18.08.2022)
Emotional proximity rather than reverential distance mark the atmosphere in this sacra conversazione. The Virgin Mary hands over her son, who God sent to the world for the redemption of mankind, representationally, to John the Baptist who accepts him with a tender gesture. John was probably the namesake of the unknown donor who is kneeling close to the Mother of God. The inclusion of his portrait in the scene signifies everlasting veneration and guarantees that he will be remembered forever (memoria).

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