Madonna of the Milk
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ArtistAndrea del Verrocchio
Year1467–1469
MediumTempera on panel
Dimensions69.2 cm × 49.8 cm (27.2 in × 19.6 in)
LocationNational Gallery, London

The Virgin and Child with Two Angels (Italian, sometimes: Madonna del Latte) is a painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Andrea del Verrocchio, dating from circa 1467–1469. It is in the National Gallery, London, United Kingdom.

Description

The theme derives from Filippo Lippi's works such as the Lippina (c. 1465), with Mary holding the child Jesus on her womb, with the help of two baby angels. The scene is set in a marble enclosure, a reference to the hortus conclusus. Behind it, in the background, is a stylized landscape.

Sandro Botticelli was in turn inspired by this painting (which a restoration as confirmed to be from Verrocchio), for his Madonna and Child and Two Angels now on display in the Capodimonte Museum of Naples.