(Italian, ca. 1450–1517)
Virgin and Child with SS. Dominic and Barbara
Oil on panel
Panel: 32 1/2 x 26 5/8 inches (815 x 675 mm) Framed: 46 1/4 x 40 1/8 inches (1175 x 1020 m.)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1907
Although trained as a goldsmith, Francia primarily worked as a painter in and around his hometown of Bologna. Depictions of the Virgin and Child with saints are predominant among his major surviving works. When he painted this panel the artist was influenced by the luminous style of his contemporary, Perugino.