The Virgin and Child with Saints

The Virgin is enthroned before a cloth of honour with the Christ Child upon her lap, beneath a mosaic-encrusted dome.The saints from left to right are Saints Gall (on whose crozier the Baptism of Christ and Saint Paul are depicted), John the Baptist, James and Bartholomew Saint Bartholomew (who holds his attribute, the butcher's knife by which he was flayed in his martyrdom). Before the throne a child plays a lute.

This painting was made as the high altarpiece of the church of S. Gallo, Cremona.

Key facts

Artist dates
active about 1492 - about 1507
Full title
The Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints Gall, John the Baptist, Roch (?) and Bartholomew
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on wood
221.5 x 143 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1869
Inventory number
Location in Gallery