European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Enthroned Virgin and Child, with Four Donors
Andrea Solario, Italian (active Venice, Milan, Normandy, and Rome), first dated work 1495, died 1524
Oil on panel, transferred to canvas
Currently not on view
Cat. 272John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThis example of Andrea Solario's early work dates to the brief but formative period he spent in Venice from about 1490 to 1495. The horizontal format, emphasis on lighting effects, and landscape seen through the two arched windows recall the work of contemporary Venetian painters such as Giovanni Bellini.