(b. ca. 1454, Perugia, d. 1513, Siena)
The Virgin and Child with Two Angels1475-80
Panel, 128 x 83 cm
This painting represents a common type of Madonna representations in the Renaissance: the Madonna del latte, the Virgin Mary with one breast exposed and about to suckle the Infant Jesus. The influence of Perugino and the young Raphael is discernible in the picture. The landscape reflects the artist's Umbrian origin. In the left background a small figure of the penitent St Jerome is visible.