Virgin and Child with Four Saints and a Donor, ca. 1500
After Giovanni Bellini (Italian, d. 1516)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1910
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.