Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints and Donor

Giovanni Bellini

 
Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints and Donor
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 26cm

Description

This altarpiece is something of a mystery. Nothing is known about the man who commissioned it or its original location. The inclusion of full-length saints indicates an important patron and an expensive commission. Though the work is signed on the scrap of paper or 'cartellino' by Bellini, its production would have involved the work of assistants in his studio. Bellini's own hand can be detected in the animated naturalism of the heads of the two saints.

Image Details

Artist
 
Dimensions
 
914mm x 813mm
Medium
 
Oil on poplar panel.
Acquisition
 
Purchased by public subscription with contributions from various trusts and funds.
Accession Number
 
1977P227

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