(Urbino, 1535 – 1612)
Madonna and Child
Oil on panel, 29.3 x 25 cm
The table in question is attributed to Federico Barocci, artist active in Rome from 1561 to 1563, where he was able to cultivate their own religious interests thanks to St. Philip Neri. After his stay in Rome, he retired in his hometown Urbino, where produced extraordinary works, under the protection of the Duke Francesco Maria II della Rovere.
The painting depicts the blessing Child sitting on the legs of the Virgin.
Despite repeated here one of the most popular subjects of Christian art, the board proposes innovative and original iconographic solutions such as the colors of the robes of the Virgin and the golden background decorated with red heads seraphim not well defined.
The work is accompanied by the expertise of Emilio Negro.