The Virgin and Child

This painting reflects the influence of Giovanni Bellini, by whom Montagna was probably trained. The sombre colours (now darker than was intended), the severe geometry of the setting, and the sharp definition of the drapery are typical of his work.

Key facts

Artist dates
living 1459; died 1523
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
perhaps about 1504-6
Medium and support
Oil on canvas, transferred from wood
59 x 51 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1881
Inventory number
Location in Gallery