(b. ca. 1430, Ferrara, d. 1495, Ferrara)
Madonna and Child in a Garden1452
Oil on panel, 53 x 37 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington
The particular qualities of Tura's imagination are unique in art history. Harsh angularity and seemingly sinister forms are combined with extreme delicacy and a sense of wistful charm.
The iconography of this early painting is of Venetian type.