On the left of the Virgin's throne is James the Greater and a deacon martyr who may be either Saint Lawrence or Stephen. On the right is a Franciscan, who is probably Saint Bernardino, with another unidentified saint. The donors have not been identified. They may represent a single family, the men to Christ's right and the women to his left, ranged behind the married couple facing each other in the foreground.

This artist is named after the Pala Sforzesca which is dated to 1494/5 and is now in the Brera, Milan.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active about 1490 - about 1500
Full title
The Virgin and Child with Four Saints and Twelve Devotees
Date made
probably about 1490-5
Medium and support
Egg tempera on wood
Dimensions
55.7 x 48.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by Lady Margaret Watney in memory of her husband, Vernon J. Watney, 1929
Inventory number
NG4444
Location in Gallery