Attributed to Marco Bello

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Attributed to Marco Bello
(Italian, ca. 1470–1523)

Virgin and Child with Four Saints and a Donor, ca. 1500

After Giovanni Bellini (Italian, d. 1516)

Tempera on panel, transferred to canvas
29 1/2 x 43 inches (768 x 1127 mm)

Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1910

Item description: 

Attributed to Marco Bello, a member of Bellini's prolific Venetian workshop, this painting was likely based on different models developed by the master, which would account for the lack of consistency in scale among the beautifully conceived figures. The saints depicted include (left to right) Paul, George, an unidentified female saint, and an unidentified martyr with wreath and palm.