(b. 1481, Ferrara, d. 1559, Ferrara)

Virgin and Child with Saints

Oil on wood, 62 x 82 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

At the sides of the Virgin are the Archangel Michael and St Joseph, while behind her Anne and Joachim can be seen. In the painting the formal models derived from Raphael are fused with the characteristics of intense drama typical of the art of Dosso Dossi with whom Garofalo worked together in the church of Sant'Andrea in Ferrara around 1527.