DIANA, Benedetto
(b. ca. 1460, Venezia, d. 1525, Venezia)

Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints

c. 1515
Panel, 200 x 230 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

This painting is perhaps the masterpiece of this somewhat slapdash and uneven artist. As one of the inscriptions notes, it was commissioned - very unusually - by a woman, Fiordelise, widow of maestro Bertolo, a potter.

The represented saints are Jerome, Benedict, Justina, and Mary Magdalen.