Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist

follower of Correggio (Correggio c.1489 – Correggio 1534)
National Trust Inventory Number 851989

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1500 - 1599
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1041 x 889 mm (41 x 35 in)
Place of origin Italy
Collection Ickworth, Suffolk (Accredited Museum)
On show at Ickworth, Suffolk, East of England, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist, follower of Correggio (Correggio c.1489 – Correggio 1534), 16th century. Madonna, sitting in a cave with the Child on her lap, and the Infant St John the Baptist on the left, an opening in the cave to the far left, depicts Joseph entering the cave carrying a sack; blue sky above.


Possibly Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, and Frederick, 1st Marquess of Bristol; it may well have formed part of the Earl Bishop's collection. It can perhaps be identified with No.46 (The Virgin and Child after correggio) in the catalogue of effects belonging to the estate of the late Earl Bishop, shown to the public in the period 1804-1806, in Rome, and subsequently sold by his heirs and creditors, some of which were bought back by the Bishop's son, the 1st Marquess (see Figgis, 1992, Chapter 5, p.93.); recorded as hanging in the library at Ickworth, in a hand written floor plan circa 1910; acquired by National Trust at sale of contents of East Wing, Ickworth, 11-12 June 1996, p.171.

Credit line

Ickworth, The Bristol Collection (acquired through the National Land Fund and transferred to The National Trust in 1956)

Makers and roles

follower of Correggio (Correggio c.1489 – Correggio 1534), artist
Italian School, artist

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Place of origin Italy (6575)
Materials Canvas (10115)
Category Art / Oil paintings (12632)
Collection Ickworth, Suffolk (Accredited Museum) (11353)
Periods 16th century (6315)
Maker Correggio (Correggio c.1489 – Correggio 1534) (38)
Italian School (395)
Subjects Religion (842)
Object Type Oil painting (14417)

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