Several versions of this composition are known. The Virgin and Child are shown with the young Saint John the Baptist, Saint Paul with his traditional attribute of a sword, and Saint Catherine of Siena shown as a Dominican tertiary holding a lily.

It has been attributed to either or both of the Brescianino brothers, but is closely related to pictures otherwise given to Andrea.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
Andrea (active 1506 - 1525), Raffaello (active 1506; died 1545)
Full title
The Madonna and Child with the Infant Baptist(?) and Saints Paul and Catherine of Siena
Date made
1506-45
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
71.8 x 53.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Sir Claude Phillips Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
NG4028
Location in Gallery