Madonna and Child with Saint Catherine and Saint James
Madonna and Child with Saint Catherine and Saint James is a c.1527 oil on canvas painting by Lorenzo Lotto, now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. To the right are the two martyr saints Catherine of Alexandria and James the Great.
The first written mention of the painting dates to 1660, when Boschini's Carta del navigar pittoresco la citò, by which time it was already in the Habsburg collections - that work called it "splendid... well-thought-out and memorable". He mis-attributed to Palma il Vecchio, rather than Lotto using a composition by Palma as it is now held to be. It was probably produced as a private (rather than church) commission just after Lotto's arrival in Venice.