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The infant Jesus with a Lamb Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)

The infant Jesus with a Lamb

Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)

  • TITLE

    : The infant Jesus with a Lamb
  • AUTHOR

    : Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
  • DATE

    : c. 1525
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Tempera and oil on panel
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 28 × 25 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 16th century Lombard painting
  • ROOM

    : 1

This delightful panel is certainly striking for its mastery of technique and for its ability to express the tenderness of the Infant Jesus in his delicate embrace of the lamb. From an iconographic point of view, the presence of the lamb may refer to the Passion (Jesus as the Lamb of God, whose immolation on the cross redeems all creation) or to Jesus the Good Shepherd, as described in the tenth chapter of the Gospel of John (“I am the good shepherd”).

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  • TITLE

    The infant Jesus with a Lamb
  • AUTHOR

    Bernardino Luini (1480-1532)
  • DATE

    c. 1525
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Tempera and oil on panel
  • DIMENSIONS

    28 × 25 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    16th century Lombard painting
  • ROOM

    1

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