MAINARDI, Bastiano
(b. 1466, San Gimignano, d. 1513, Firenze)

Madonna with Child, the Young St John and Two Angels

c. 1500
Oil on panel, diameter 82 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

This painting belongs to a type of circular images of the Madonna, emerged in Florence in the second third of the fifteenth century. Mainardi worked in the workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio and followed his masters style. The town, seen through the window on the left, resembles to Mainardi's native San Gimignano with its tall towers.