The Virgin and Child
This painting is part of the group: High Altarpiece, Oratory of S. Pietro in Vincoli

This is the central panel of an altarpiece that is thought to have been on the high altar of the Oratory of San Pietro in Vincoli, Faenza. It shows the Virgin and Child with four angels. The reliefs on the Virgin's throne represent (left) the Presentation in the Temple and (right) the Marriage of the Virgin.

Other sections of the altarpiece depict Saint Peter, Saint Philip, Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist. There was also originally a separate horizontal panel on top, with a painting of the dead Christ supported by angels.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1459/60 - 1535
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Group
Date made
1505
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
167.6 x 73 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1859
Inventory number
NG629.1
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: High Altarpiece, Oratory of S. Pietro in Vincoli