BOCCACCINO, Boccaccio
(b. ca. 1460, Ferrara, d. 1525, Cremona)

Virgin and Child

c. 1505
Oil on panel, 47 x 36 cm
Private collection

The faces of the Madonna and Christ Child correspond in style to those painted by Boccaccio Boccaccino during a sojourn in Venice early on in his career. Boccaccino was documented in Venice in 1505 and his works from this period bear the influence of Giovanni Bellini, reflected here in serene expressions, harmonious composition and elegantly posed figures.

An alternative attribution of the panel to Pasqualino Veneto was also suggested.