(b. ca. 1450, Cortona, d. 1523, Cortona)
Virgin and Child with Sts Jerome and Bernard of Clairvaux1492-93
Oil on panel, diameter 1112 cm
Galleria Corsini, Florence
Although several scholars doubt whether this painting is by Luca Signorelli and regard it a workshop product, it is more probable that the tondo for private devotion was designed and also executed by the master himself. That the painting is Signorelli's autograph work is revealed by the outstanding quality of certain details, in particular the faces of the Virgin and St Jerome, and by the structure of the ample and characteristic draperies.