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Virgin and Child with a Pomegranate
Virgin and Child with a Pomegranate

Image credit: Simon Gillespie Studios / Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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One of the principal Florentine painters of the late fifteenth century, Botticelli was patronised by the Medici and the Papacy. This painting is based upon the central figures in his San Barnaba Altarpiece of about 1485 in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence. The pomegranate held by the Christ Child is a Christian symbol of the Resurrection.

This artwork featured in the BBC series 'Britain's Lost Masterpieces'. Art UK is currently working with the collection to update the record.

Virgin and Child with a Pomegranate




oil on board


H 64.8 x W 41.9 cm

Accession number

NMW A 242

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Gwendoline Davies, 1951

Work type



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