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Madonna and Child with infant Saint John the Baptist
(c. 1514-1515)

oil on wood panel
45.5 × 35.8 cm
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Andrew Sisson, 2011
Gallery location
16th & 17th Century Gallery - Painting and Sculpture
Mezzanine linked to Level 1, NGV International

Correggio is one of the greatest and most influential figures of the Italian High Renaissance. Painted in the early 1500s, this picture provides great insight into the development of the young Correggio, shedding new light on the extent to which he was prepared to experiment with form, design and the degree of emotional content in his work. A developing sense of humanism is a central characteristic of 14th and 15th century Italian art, culminating in the perfect naturalism of the High Renaissance, with Correggio as one of its most admired and able exponents.