Madonna met kind

Madonna with Child

By
Michelangelo Buonarotti
Collection
Photographer
Hugo Maertens
License
CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

About this artwork

This world famous work by Michelangelo Buonarotti, Madonna and Child was originally intended for the Piccolomini altar of the Siena Cathedral. It is one of the most important works of art preserved in the OnzeLieveVrouwekerk in Bruges. The Bruges merchant Jan van Moeskroen (Giovanni di Moscerone) bought it in Italy and donated it to the church in 1514. The donor's family grave lies at the foot of the altar, in front of the statue.

About the collection