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The Virgin and Child with the Pear

1511

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

This is one of Dürer's most beautiful images of the Madonna and Child. The infant Christ holds his hand raised in a gesture of blessing. The pear the Virgin Mary holds in her right hand represents sweetness of soul. It was a popular symbol in Venetian Renaissance painting, which Dürer would have discovered during his travels to Venice.

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Details

  • Title: The Virgin and Child with the Pear
  • Date Created: 1511
  • Physical Dimensions: Image dimensions: 6 1/4 x 4 3/8 in. (15.875 x 11.113 cm) Sheet dimensions: 6 7/16 x 4 9/16 in. (16.353 x 11.589 cm)
  • Type: Prints
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/4036851/
  • Medium: Ink on paper

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