In the Museum’s collection is a marble relief of the Virgin and Child by Benedetto da Maiano (Italian, 1442–1497), made about 1490, near the time when the young Michelangelo came under his influence. With sensitivity and naturalism, Benedetto depicts the Virgin’s loving gaze as the infant Christ grasps her veil and she gently cradles him. This expressive relief is the basis for our reproduction.
Cast stone, hand patinated. Includes a hook for hanging. 12 1/2''H x 9 5/8''W x 2''D.
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- Cast stone, hand patinated
- Includes a hook for hanging
- 12 1/2''H x 9 5/8''W x 2''D
- Gift wrap not available
Art HistoryBenedetto da Maiano (Italian, 1442–1497), one of the leading sculptors of the Early Renaissance, was raised in a family of artists near Florence. He is particularly noted for his highly pictorial and well-rounded sculpting style. Throughout his career he worked in other materials but is best known for his works in marble, especially the magnificent marble pulpit for the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, with its five reliefs narrating scenes from the life of Saint Francis.