VERONESE, Paolo
(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)

Madonna Enthroned with Child, St John the Baptist, St Louis of Toulouse and Donors

1546-48
Oil on canvas, 223 x 172 cm
Museo Civico di Castelvecchio, Verona

Despite several formal inconsistencies, the altar painting for the church of San Fermo Maggiore in Verona is an expression of Veronese's early mastery. It was apparently commissioned by Giovanni Bevilacqua-Lazise, and he and his deceased wife Lucrezia Malaspina are probably the donors in the picture.