Virgin and Child, 1450–75. Museum no. 321A-1894

Virgin and Child, 1450–75. Museum no. 321A-1894

Virgin and Child
Woodcut, coloured by hand and stuck onto wood
Italy
1450–75
Museum no. 321A-1894

Hundred of examples of this print were doubtless produced but this is the only known survivor. Being stuck to a wooden surface, perhaps a door, saved it from destruction. Prints like this enabled more people to have religious images in their own homes.