The Virgin and Child with a Saint by Bartolomeo Montagna

Montagna seems to have been trained in Venice, but was active chiefly in Vicenza.

Details

Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
38 x 36 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,500 ( Total: £126,287)
Acquired in:
1978
Vendor:
Sir Thomas Merton

This wonderful little picture, highly praised by Berenson and others, has been related stylistically by some to the altarpiece with SS. Monica and Mary Magdalene in the Gallery at Vicenza. Certainly the influence of Venetian art, particularly Giovanni Bellini and Antonello da Messina, is strongly felt in the picture's clarity of light, monumental composition, and tender feeling. The donor may be Francesco Gonzaga, 4th Marquess of Mantua.

Provenance

Palazzo Sparieri-Beltrame, Verona; Miss henriette Hertz; Drr Alfred Mond; Violet, Lady Melchett, sold Sotheby's March 1946; Sir Thomas Merton.

Venue details

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EL 0151 478 4199 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker

Entry details

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