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The Virgin and Child with Saints
Filippo Mazzola
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The Virgin with the Christ Child on her lap is flanked by two saints. On the left is an old bearded man, possibly Saint Jerome; he wears a ragged white robe tied around his waist with a belt made of a twisted olive branch. On the right is a younger man in the grey habit of an observant Franciscan, an austere branch of the religious order founded by Saint Francis. This is Blessed Bernardino da Feltre, a popular preacher. Instead of a full halo, a series of golden rays emanate from his head: he was not formally made a saint until 1653.

The artist, Filippo Mazzola, signed his name along the parapet behind which the holy figures stand. Although not a great painter himself, Mazzola was the father of one: Parmigianino.

Key facts
Artist Filippo Mazzola
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
Dimensions 55.9 x 74.3 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Bought, 1894
Inventory number NG1416
Location in Gallery Not on display
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