(b. 1560, Bologna, d. 1609, Roma)
Madonna Enthroned with St Matthew1588
Oil on canvas, 384 x 255 cm
This painting of the type 'Sancta Conversazione' has great significance in the formation of the Baroque style. The participants of this conversition - beside St Matthew with his attribute of the reclining angel - are St Francis of Assisi and St John the Baptist.
The painting is dated and signed as HANNIBAL CARRACTIUS BON F. MDLXXXVIII.