European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Enthroned Virgin and Child, with Saints John the Evangelist, Catherine of Alexandria, and Anthony Abbot, and a Saint Reading a Book
AltarpieceMade in Italy, Europe
Defendente Ferrari, Italian (active Piedmont), dated works 1510 - 1535
Oil and gold on panel transferred to canvas
Cat. 276John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelWhile the balanced composition and the architecture of this work reflect refinements of Italian High Renaissance art, the figures of the Virgin and child are based on a painting by Netherlandish artist Rogier van der Weyden (1399/1400–1464).
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