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Enthroned Virgin and Child, with Four Donors

Andrea Solario, Italian (active Venice, Milan, Normandy, and Rome), first dated work 1495, died 1524

Made in Venice, Italy, Europe

c. 1490-1493

Oil on panel, transferred to canvas

27 3/8 x 35 7/16 inches (69.5 x 90 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 272

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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This 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.