(b. 1430/35, Venezia, d. 1495, Camerino)
Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints1488
Poplar panel, 191 x 196 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
This large signed altarpiece, commissioned in 1488 for a church in Camerino, represents the Virgin enthroned and the scene of the presentation of the key to St Peter. To the far left is St Emidius, patron saint of Ascoli, Francis is behind him, with John of Capistrano, fighter of the Turks, holding a banner. On the right are Louis of Toulouse, a bishop, and James of the Marches, who holds a monstrance. Putti, swags of fruit, and a hard-edged, sculptural style recall a Paduan esthetic, partly rooted in Donatello's art.