The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child by Sandro Botticelli art print
Digital reproduction featuring The Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child, about 1490, by Sandro Botticelli (about 1444 - 1510)
Botticelli's composition, inspired by the work of Filippo Lippi, is unusual in two respects: canvas paintings were still uncommon at this time and the Christ Child was rarely shown asleep. This variation could be interpreted as a reminder of Christ's death. His future suffering for Mankind may also be symbolised by the detailed plants and fruits. The red strawberries, for example, may refer to Christ's blood. They also complement the beautiful rose bower which forms an 'enclosed garden', a symbol of the Virgin derived from the Old Testament Song of Solomon. The painting was probably designed for a domestic setting.
Art Print produced for the National Galleries of Scotland, of one of the most popular artworks which is usually exhibited at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
Image size 28 x 35.6 cm, including white border, image size 20 x 30 cm
Museum Fine Art paper 280gsm, a gently textured etching paper particularly suited to giclee reproductions of artworks and paintings. Ideal for premium colour and monochrome prints