The Virgin and Child with Saints and Filippo Fasanini

This altarpiece is evidently the picture described by Vasari as in the church of S. Domenico in Bologna. It was in the chapel of the Boccaferri family, which also contained representations in fresco of the four patron saints of Bologna.

The saint on the right is identifiable as Saint James the Greater by his pilgrim's staff.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1497/8 - 1544
Full title
The Virgin and Child with Saints Joseph, Philip and James, and Filippo Fasanini at Prayer
Date made
about 1532-3
Medium and support
Oil on wood
225.4 x 147.3 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1859
Inventory number
Location in Gallery