COSSA, Francesco del
(b. ca. 1435, Ferrara, d. ca. 1477, Bologna)

Madonna with the Child and Saints

Tempera on canvas, 227 x 166 cm
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna

This signed and dated painting was commissioned by justice Alberto de' Cattanei and notary Domenico degli Amorini for the Palazzo della Mercanzia nel Foro dei Mercanti in Bologna where it remained until 1785.

The saints on the painting are St Petronio and St John the Evangelist. The kneeling figure in profile is Alberto de' Cattanei.