The Virgin and Child with Saints

The figure on the right is the Franciscan Bernardino of Feltre (1439 - 1494; formally beatified in 1653). He is sometimes confused with Saint Bernardino, who was also a Franciscan.

Bernardino da Feltre was active in North Italy and was responsible for the establishment or development of the Monte di Pietà (an institution for monetary loans) in many North Italian towns. It was customary to show him with an image of the Pietà.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1490; died 1505
Full title
The Virgin and Child with Saint Jerome and the Blessed Bernardino da Feltre
Date made
after 1494-1505
Medium and support
Oil on wood
55.9 x 74.3 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1894
Inventory number
Location in Gallery