Painter/Artist: Bartolommeo Vivarini

Early Venetian School. Younger brother of Antonio.

LONDON, NATIONAL GALLERY

THE VIRGIN AND CHILD AND TWO SAINTS Against a gold background the Virgin stands facing slightly to right behind a parapet, holding the Child seated on a cushion, who holds to His mother’s neck. Behind to the left is St. Paul, and to the right St. Jerome. Over the front of the parapet hangs a grey brocade.

Signed “OPUS BARTOLOMEI VIVARINI DE MURANO.”

Purchased in Venice, 1855.

VENICE, ACADEMY

THE VIRGIN AND CHILD AND FOUR SAINTS An altar-piece of five panels in gilded Gothic frames with pointed arches. In the centre is the Virgin enthroned, adoring the Child, who lies asleep on a cushion on her knees. In the left panel the Baptist and St. Andrew, in the right St. Dominic and St. Peter Painted in 1464 for the Church of the Certosa in the Island of Sant Andrea at Venice.