MORETTO da Brescia
(b. ca. 1498, Brescia, d. 1554, Brescia)

Madonna with Child and St Anthony

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.