MORETTO da Brescia
(b. ca. 1498, Brescia, d. 1554, Brescia)
Madonna with Child and St Anthony1540-45
Oil on panel, 46 x 58 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna
This painting, probably executed for private devotion, is an example of a type popular in the Renaissance: landscape format with half-length figures of saints with the Virgin. It developed from Giovanni Bellini's panels into Titian's dialogue-like scenes, the type Moretto was following here.