The Virgin and Child are shown with Saint Dominic (1170 - 1221), the founder of the Dominican Order of Preachers, who commonly holds a lily, and Saint Catherine of Siena (about 1347 - 1380), a Dominican tertiary, canonised in 1461. Saint Catherine stands behind two donors, a man and a woman.

This panel was formerly ascribed to the artist Andrea di Aloigi, who was an assistant of Perugino's but is now generally held to be a work of an early 16th-century follower of Perugino.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
living 1469; died 1523
Full title
The Virgin and Child with Saints Dominic and Catherine of Siena, and Two Donors
Date made
perhaps about 1500-50
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
35.5 x 31.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2484
Location in Gallery