Madonna with the Green Cushion is an oil painting by Italian painter Andrea Solario from about 1500. It now lives in the Louvre.
I love the way Mary is intently looking down at her nursling - almost like she's sharing a joke with him. But then again, on second glance, she looks quite serious too. Solario was strongly influenced by Leonardo da Vinci. So perhaps it's a Mona Lisa smile?
Ooh, and the way Jesus is holding his foot - just like a real bubba would. And I really like how he is a chubby bubby.
Nice to know they used pillows for breastfeeding back then too! Although, it does look like she's standing behind that marble bench...