Madonna of the Pomegranate
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Madonna of the Pomegranate
Madonna of the Pomegranate
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ArtistSandro Botticelli
Yearc. 1487
MediumTempera on panel
Dimensions143.5 cm diameter (56.5 in)
LocationUffizi, Florence

The Madonna of the Pomegranate (Madonna della Melagrana) is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, circa 1487.[1] It is housed in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence, Italy.

The subject of the painting shows the Madonna and the Christ Child flanked by angels, with a pomegranate in hand. The pomegranate is the symbol of Christ's future suffering.[2][3] Several copies of the work exist, currently held at the Berlin State Museums, the Wernher Collection in London and the Aynard Collection at Lyon.

In late February 2019 it was announced that the long held smaller "imitation" hanging in the Wernher Collection at the Ranger's House in London was actually a product of Botticelli's Florence studio. Purchased in 1897 by Julius Wernher, the wealthy diamond magnate, this analysis and confirmation was done by English Heritage.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Madonna of the Pomegranate by Sandro Botticelli". historylink101.com.
  2. ^ "15th century painting 'Madonna of the Pomegranate' confirmed as Botticelli". artdaily.com. Art Daily. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Madonna of the Pomegranate, 1487 by Sandro Botticelli". www.sandro-botticelli.com. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Painting finally confirmed as Botticelli after 100 years in London collection". The Telegraph.

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