(active 1502, d. 1531, Torino)

Madonna and Child

c. 1505
Oil on panel, 47 x 37 cm
Private collection

This youthful work by Bartolomeo Veneto represents the Madonna and Child, seated behind a ledge, a river landscape and a town beyond. It is based on a design by the artist's master, Giovanni Bellini, painted circa 1490 for the sacristy of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome. Bellini's original is now lost but is known through the copies and reimagined variations of his disciples.