The Virgin and Child

Morone was one of the leading painters in Verona in the early 16th century. This has been considered a very late work and has also been associated with a painting of 1503 in S. Maria in Organo, Verona. A date in the 1520s seems most probable. The painting is a fragment of an altarpiece by him. The foreshortened arms of the Virgin's throne (partly cut) suggests that it was originally placed quite high above the viewer, probably flanked by standing saints.

Elements of the composition recur in other works by Francesco Morone.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1471 - 1529
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
probably 1520-9
Medium and support
Tempera? on spruce
62.2 x 43.2 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1855
Inventory number
Location in Gallery