Saint Joseph, at the right, plays with the Christ Child. The unidentified saint at the left holds a martyr's palm and banner. Several other paintings by Licinio of this character are known (as, for example, one in the Uffizi, Florence).

The varnish is very much darkened and the painting is in need of repair.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
before 1491? - after 1549
Full title
The Madonna and Child with Saint Joseph and a Female Martyr
Date made
about 1510-30
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
48.6 x 68.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number
NG3075
Location in Gallery