(b. ca. 1490, Correggio, d. 1534, Correggio)

Madonna with St. Francis

Oil on wood, 299 x 245 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

Virgin and Child enthroned, on their left SS. Francis and Anthony of Padua. The first painting by Correggio of which we have documentary record and authentic date. Still very Ferrarese in character but showing also Mantegna's influence.