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Maker(s):Bartolomeo di Giovanni
Culture:Italian (active 1488-ca.1500)
Title:Madonna and Child with Saints John the Evangelist, Benedict, Romuald, and Jerome
Date Made:1498
Materials:Tempera on panel
Place Made:Europe; Italy; Florence
Measurements:Frame: 63 1/4 in x 59 1/2 in; 160.7 cm x 151.1 cm; Panel: 57 in x 57 1/2 in; 144.8 cm x 146.1 cm
Accession Number:  MH 2013.18
Credit Line:Purchase with the Warbeke Art Museum Fund, the Belle and Hy Baier Art Acquisition Fund, the John Martyn Warbeke Art Fund, the Marian Hayes (Class of 1925) Art Purchase Fund, the Susan and Bernard Schilling Fund, the Art Acquisition Fund, the Henry Rox Purchase Fund, the Teri J. Edelstein Art Acquisition Fund, the Nancy Eisner Zankel (Class of 1956) Art Acquisition Fund, and the Jean C. Harris Art Acquisition
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

The Virgin Mary and Child sit in the center of the composition in an architectural throne that extends to the sides behind the standing saints. The Virgin, in dark blue, red, and yellow garments, is surrounded by (left to right) Saints John the Evangelist with black eagle at left; Benedict, with book and flail; Jerome, with his red cardinal's hat; and Romuald, with a book and small model of church. The Christ child stands on the Virgin's lap, gesturing with his right hand. There is a pink tile floor in the foreground and a blue sky in the background.

religion; women; children; saints; Christianity

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