The Virgin and Child with Saints

The Virgin and Child are clothed with the sun, perhaps in reference to the Woman and Child of the Apocalypse as described in the New Testament (Revelation 12: 1). Saint Anthony is shown with his attributes of a bell and a hog.

This work may have been made for private devotion. It has been extensively restored. The 19th-century frame contains imitations of medals by Pisanello.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1394? - 1455
Full title
The Virgin and Child with Saints Anthony Abbot and George
Date made
about 1435-41
Medium and support
Egg tempera on poplar
46.5 x 29 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented by Lady Eastlake in memory of Sir Charles Eastlake, 1867
Inventory number
Location in Gallery