(b. ca. 1480, Venezia, d. 1556, Loreto)
Madonna and Child with St Ignatius of Antioch and St Onophrius1508
Oil on wood, 53 x 67 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome
In the Madonna and Child with St Ignatius of Antioch and St Onophrius, 1508, the young Lorenzo Lotto is influenced by Dürer, who when in Venice in 1506 had painted sacred paintings of great chromatic intensity and asymmetrical composition. Lotto's wild St Onophrius is based on the man with the long beard in Dürer's Christ among the Doctors (now in Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid).