Madonna of the Green Cushion by Andrea Solario - Framed Christian ArtThis tender depiction of Mary nursing the Child Jesus upon a green cushion is by the Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Solario.
At the beginning of the 17th century this painting was found in the Cordelier (Franciscan) convent in Blois, but its previous history is unknown. It probably dates to the period of Solario's stay in France (1507-1510) in the service of Georges d'Amboise; it is possible, however, that the work was painted for the latter's nephew, Charles II d'Amboise, governor of the Duchy of Milan, upon the artist's return to Italy.
Madonna with the Green Cushion, a devotional image of the Virgin nursing Jesus, has been so called since the 17th century due to the motif of the green cushion placed on a marble plinth in the foreground. This detail, perfectly integrated here within the holy group, is indeed remarkable; with its soft, padded comfort it truly accompanies this scene of family tenderness and well-being.
This classic piece of religious art measures 8x14" and features the following prayer:
Mary, I am so happy! I, too am a mother. Thank you for joining me in my petitions to your divine Son, dear Mother of Happy Delivery.
Whether you purchase for yourself, or as a gift to others, you will love this reminder of God's goodness and unfailing love. It makes a great way to share your faith and anyone who receives it will treasure it.
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