(active c. 1490-1510)

Virgin and Child with an Angel Playing Lute

c. 1500
Oil and tempera on panel, 81 x 64 cm
Private collection

Rondinelli worked in the studio of Giovanni Bellini in Venice. Even after his return to Ravenna shortly after 1495, his style continued to be strongly influenced by that of his master.

The present painting shows Rondinell's typical composition of the Madonna and Child in which the principal figures are placed behind a ledge and set against a background of a partially drawn curtain. While often times a view of a distant landscape was depicted at the right or left side, here the artist has included the figure of a musical angel.