The Virgin and Child enthroned with Angels

This is the central panel of an altarpiece that is thought to have been on the high altar of the Oratory of San Pietro in Vincoli, Faenza. It shows the Virgin and Child with four angels. The reliefs on the Virgin's throne represent (left) the Presentation in the Temple and (right) the Marriage of the Virgin.

Other sections of the altarpiece depict Saint Peter, Saint Philip, Saint John the Evangelist and Saint John the Baptist. There was also originally a separate horizontal panel on top, with a painting of the dead Christ supported by angels.

Key facts

Artist dates
1460 - 1535
Full title
The Virgin and Child enthroned with Angels
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas, transferred from wood
167.6 x 73 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1859
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The High Altarpiece from San Pietro in Vincoli, Faenza