The Virgin and Child in Glory

The picture appears to have been the central part of an altarpiece in five compartments that was in the Hercolani collection in Bologna in 1770.

It may be identical with one known to have been painted by Giovanni between 1512 and 1516 for the Chapel of Saint Thomas Aquinas in S. Andrea, Faenza. Existing panels showing Saint John the Evangelist and Thomas Aquinas can be associated with the picture as side compartments.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1495; died 1516
Full title
The Virgin and Child in Glory
Date made
about 1510-12
Medium and support
Oil on wood
179.1 x 81.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1856
Inventory number
Location in Gallery