MASTER of the St. Bartholomew Altar
(active 1470-1510 in Cologne)

Virgin and Child with St Anne

c. 1480
Panel, 43 x 30 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

The early works of this master in Cologne, such as the Virgin and Child with St Anne (Anna Selbdritt), are charming examples of tender devotional pictures with the youthful faces of Mary and her mother smiling at a joyous Child who playfully turns the pages of an illuminated manuscript.