LOTTO, Lorenzo
(b. ca. 1480, Venezia, d. 1556, Loreto)

Madonna and Child with St Ignatius of Antioch and St Onophrius (detail)

Oil on wood
Galleria Borghese, Rome

Not only is the figure of St Onophrius a precise citation from Dürer's painting Christ among the Doctors, but the whole of the work shows Dürer's influence in the accentuated hardness of the outlines and the cold but almost glittering tones of the colours.