This painting is part of the group: The Saint Anne Altarpiece from San Frediano, Lucca

Saints Sebastian and Paul are shown on the left; Saints Lawrence and Benedict (?) are included on the right. On the capital in the centre is a sculpture showing the Sacrifice of Isaac. This picture and its lunette showing the 'Pietà', formed the altarpiece in the Chapel of Saint Anne in S. Frediano, Lucca. The chapel was completed in 1511.

It is clear from the signature on the picture that the altarpiece was finished or almost finished before Francia's death.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1450 - 1517/18
Full title
The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Other Saints
Group
Date made
probably about 1511-17
Medium and support
Oil on canvas, transferred from wood
Dimensions
195 x 180.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Inscribed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1841
Inventory number
NG179
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Saint Anne Altarpiece from San Frediano, Lucca

Painting
Francesco Francia
probably about 1511-17
Francesco Francia: 'Pietà'