Madonna and Child with Saints (Mantegna)

The Madonna and Child with Saints is a tempera on panel painting, attributed to Andrea Mantegna, dated to around 1500 and now in the Galleria Sabauda in Turin. Its top left hand corner is badly damaged[1].

Madonna and Child with Saints
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ArtistAndrea Mantegna
Year1500
Mediumtempera on panel
Dimensions61,5 cm × 87,5 cm (242 in × 344 in)
LocationGalleria Sabauda, Turin

At the Virgin's knee is the infant John the Baptist, with his cross, camel skin and a scroll reading Ecce Agnus Dei. In the right background are Catherine of Alexandria with her wheel, an old female saint (Anne or Elisabeth) and an old male saint (Joachim or Joseph). On the left are a female saint (possibly Mary Magdalene) and a male saint with a book (possibly John the Evangelist).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Italian) Ettore Camesasca, Mantegna, in AA.VV., Pittori del Rinascimento, Scala, Firenze 2007. ISBN 888117099X