The figures of the Virgin and Child are probably from a design by Giovanni Bellini, of around 1500; this design occurs in other paintings by Bissolo.

Saint Michael's name is inscribed on his robe. Saint Veronica is identified by the veil she holds.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1492; died 1554
Full title
The Virgin and Child with Saints Michael and Veronica and Two Donors
Date made
probably 1500-25
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
62.2 x 84.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number
NG3083
Location in Gallery