MASTER of the Pesaro Crucifix
(active 1380-1400 in Venice)

Virgin and Child Enthroned

Tempera on panel, gold ground, shaped top, 73 x 45 cm
Private collection

This painting owes a great debt to the art of Paolo Veneziano and to his principal pupil Lorenzo Veneziano. Previously it had been attributed to Catarino Veneziano, one of a group of artists working in Lorenzo's wake in Venice in the last decades of the 14th century.