LUINI, Bernardino
(b. 1480, Luino, d. 1532, Milano)

The Virgin Holding the Sleeping Child, with St John and Two Angels

Oil on canvas, 92 x 73 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The painting is known as The Sleep of the Infant Jesus. It represents a presage of the Passion, the sleep symbolizes death, and the white linen refers to the shroud.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.