TURA, Cosmè
(b. ca. 1430, Ferrara, d. 1495, Ferrara)

Madonna with the Child

Oil on panel, 45 x 30 cm
Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

There are seven paintings of Tura of dimension very similar which certainly belonged to one or two polyptychs. Two lost altarpieces can be taken into account: one in San Luca in Borgo at Ferrara and another in San Giacomo at Argenta. There are several proposals of the reconstruction of these altarpieces. According to one suggestions the San Luca polyptych probably had this Madonna in the centre, St Anthony of Padua (presently in the Musée du Louvre, Paris), St Dominic (presently in the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence), St Sebastian (presently in Berlin), St Christopher (presently in Berlin) on the side panels.