The Virgin is crowned by angels and thus the emphasis is on her role as the Queen of Heaven. Some parts of this tondo are of higher quality in execution than others and may reflect the participation of several members of the workshop. It has been suggested that this painting dates from the 1490s and that it may be based on a design by Botticelli.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1445 - 1510
Full title
The Virgin and Child with Saint John and Two Angels
Date made
probably about 1490-1500
Medium and support
Tempera and oil on wood
114.3 x 113 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1855
Inventory number
Location in Gallery