Self-Portrait Breastfeeding Raloon, after Ambrogio Lorenzetti.
Marjorie Kramer, 1976, oil on canvas, 36 x 22 inches.
"I was very struck with the intimacy of the Lorenzetti painting in Siena with a kicking christ, also with an Utamaro print of a mother and child with the baby drinking out of one nipple and holding the other. I wanted to show that the wonderful child, perhaps savior of the world could be a female.This me and my daughter Raloon when she was about 18 months old as I recall. We used to go to the Metropolitian Museum of Art and she would point and smile at the babies in the paintings, especially nursing babies."
Quote and image via Art in Context.
Thank you to Jen for letting me know about this fantastic piece and artist!