Saint John and the Madonna

Low Counties
Mannerism I Third quarter of the 16th Century I Ca. 1560

Gilded bronze, cast, chased and chiselled, with original bolts I On a later rosewood base
H. 6 cm. (excl. base)


Private collection, Germany

Smart, A. (1972). The Renaissance and Mannerism in Northern Europe and Spain. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. p. 118


This fine miniature group representing the Madonna and Saint John during the Crucifixion of Christ demonstrates a typical Mannerist style, typified by elongated anatomic proportions and highly stylized dramatic poses.