This work was originally the bottom part of an altarpiece, which was probably in the Church of S. Maria in Stelle, Verona. The upper part apparently showed the Virgin and Child with saints, while another fragment in Verona shows Saints Sebastian and Roch, saints frequently invoked in times of plague.

This group of six men and nine women has traditionally been identified as the Giusti family of Verona, although none of the family can be identified by comparison with other portraits.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1476/7 - 1555
Full title
The Giusti Family of Verona (?)
Date made
probably about 1520
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
55 x 153 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1864
Inventory number
NG749
Location in Gallery