Madonna and Child with Saints

Artist: Bonifacio de' Pitati (Bonifacio Veronese) (Italian, Verona 1487–1553 Venice)

Medium: Oil on wood

Dimensions: 32 1/2 x 50 in. (82.6 x 127 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Weisl Jr., in memory of Sir John Pope-Hennessy, 1995

Accession Number: 1995.536

Description

A contemporary of Titian and Palma il Vecchio, Bonifacio Veronese acquired a considerable reputation in Venice as a painter of compositions of the Madonna and Child—at once grand and informal. The saints in this fine example are, left to right, Elizabeth and Zaccharia with their son, John the Baptist, followed by Joseph, and Catherine of Alexandria.

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