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Madonna and Child in a Landscape with Tobias and the Angel

c. 1535-40

Oil on panel | 85.2 x 120.3 x 1.7 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external) | RCIN 402863

Titian humanises the relationship between the divine mother and child; the Virgin’s warm embrace conveys the eternal security of parental comfort, whilst the twisting pose and blurred contours of Christ’s body bring the wriggling baby to life. The tenderness between the Virgin and Christ is mirrored in the interaction between Tobias and the Angel behind.

Presented to Charles II in 1660 by the States of Holland and West Friesland upon his restoration to the throne

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