The Virgin and Child with Saint Jerome

size(cm): 25x30
Sale price£88 GBP


The painting "The Madonna and Child with Saint Jerome" by Moretto da Brescia is an Italian Renaissance masterpiece that has captivated art lovers for centuries. This work of art is one of the most outstanding of the artist, and is considered one of the best representations of the Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus in the history of art.

Moretto da Brescia's artistic style is unique and is characterized by his ability to create a sense of depth and realism in his works. In this painting, the composition is impressive, with the Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus in the center of the image, surrounded by Saint Jerome and other secondary characters. The composition is balanced and harmonious, creating a sense of peace and tranquility in the viewer.

Color is another prominent aspect of this artwork. The soft, warm skin tones of the Virgin and Child contrast with the darker tones of the clothing and background. The details in the clothing and accessories are impressive, and you can appreciate the folds and textures of the fabrics.

The history of painting is fascinating. It was commissioned by the Martinengo family in the 16th century and is believed to have been painted in the Moretto da Brescia workshop in the city of Brescia, Italy. The painting has passed through various hands over the centuries and has undergone restoration and conservation to maintain its beauty and quality.

There are little-known aspects about this work of art that make it even more interesting. For example, it is believed that the figure of Saint Jerome was added to the painting later, as his style is different from the rest of the work. In addition, it has been speculated that the figure of the Virgin Mary was modeled after a real woman, which gives a touch of realism and humanity to the work.

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