BELLINI, Giovanni
(b. ca. 1426, Venezia, d. 1516, Venezia)

Madonna and Child with Four Saints and Donator

Oil on wood, 90 x 145 cm
San Francesco della Vigna, Venice

One of the "Sacra conversazione" compositions of the artist, signed and dated as "IOANNES BELLINVS / M.D.VII.". The four saints are John the Baptist and Francis at the left, Jerome and Sebastian at the right. The painting probably belonged to the altarpiece Chist Crowned with Thorns (now in Stockholm) which was donated to Louis XII, King of France.