This altarpiece is evidently the picture described by Vasari as in the church of S. Domenico in Bologna. It was in the chapel of the Boccaferri family, which also contained representations in fresco of the four patron saints of Bologna.

The saint on the right is identifiable as Saint James the Greater by his pilgrim's staff.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1524; died 1544
Full title
The Madonna and Child with Angels, Saints and a Donor
Date made
about 1529-31
Medium and support
Oil on wood
225.4 x 147.3 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1859
Inventory number
Location in Gallery