(b. 1585, Orta di Atella, d. 1656, Napoli)

Virgin and Child

c. 1645
Oil on canvas, 106 x 81 cm
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples

This painting belongs to a group of smaller devotional works which Stanzione produced in the mid-1640s. It may well have been part of the paintings which he donated to the church of Sant'Agostino degli Scalzi in Naples in order to assure himself a burial place there.