Madonna and Child with Saints (Moretto, Verona)

Madonna and Child with Saints is an oil painting on canvas by Moretto da Brescia, executed c. 1540, now displayed on an altar below the organ at the Church of San Giorgio in Braida in Verona, Italy. It shows the female martyrs Catherine of Alexandria, Lucy, Cecilia, Barbara and Agnes. It was commissioned in 1540 by the canons of the San Giorgio Monastery and is still in its original location. It was first recorded in 1648 by Carlo Ridolfi,[1] though he and later sources were not precise as to its location.[2]

Madonna and Child with Saints
Madonna col Bambino in gloria con le sante Caterina, Lucia, Cecilia, Barbara e Agnese.jpg
ArtistMoretto da Brescia
Year1540
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions288 cm × 193 cm (113 in × 76 in)
LocationSan Giorgio in Braida, Verona

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Italian) Carlo Ridolfi, Le maraviglie dell'arte Ouero le vite de gl'illvstri pittori veneti, e dello stato. Oue sono raccolte le Opere insigni, i costumi, & i ritratti loro. Con la narratione delle Historie, delle Fauole, e delle Moralità da quelli dipinte, Brescia 1648, p. 249
  2. ^ (in Italian) Pier Virgilio Begni Redona, Alessandro Bonvicino – Il Moretto da Brescia, Editrice La Scuola, Brescia 1988, p. 348