The Virgin and Child with Two Angels

The Virgin and Child are shown in a marble niche or throne. Two angels look on from behind. The pilasters have Corinthian capitals.

It has been suggested that the picture, which is dated 1461, was painted in Bologna where the artist settled in about 1459.

A picture attributed to Giovanni Francesco da Rimini in the Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool) is related to this composition. The solid forms, their volume and the resemblance to carved marble reliefs may be indebted to the sculpture of Agostino di Duccio who was active in Rimini in the 1450s and Bologna in the 1460s.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1441; died 1470 or earlier
Full title
The Virgin and Child with Two Angels
Date made
1461
Medium and support
Tempera on wood
Dimensions
64.8 x 47 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Presented by George Salting, 1907
Inventory number
NG2118
Location in Gallery