MANETTI, Rutilio
(b. 1571, Siena, d. 1639, Siena)

Madonna and Child with the Infant St John the Baptist and St Catherine of Siena

c. 1610
Oil on canvas, 101 x 75 cm
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

Formerly the painting was attributed to Francesco Vanni, Manetti's teacher with whom he often collaborated. Manetti's youthful works, datable from the period 1597-1612, still retain much of the Mannerist elements of Vanni's works as well as those of his contemporary Ventura Salimbeni.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 6 minutes):
Johann Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue in D major