In this late work, the saints are not securely identified. Francia repeated this composition, with some variation, on other occasions; the saints could easily be changed into others without causing any damage to the central view of the Virgin and Child.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1450 - 1517/18
Full title
The Virgin and Child with Two Saints
Date made
perhaps about 1500-10
Medium and support
Oil on wood
78.1 x 62.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1860
Inventory number
Location in Gallery