This panel depicting the Madonna and Child flanked by Saint John the Baptist and Saint Peter is datable to the 1420s or 1430s. It can be compared to another work by the artist, formerly in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and sold in these Rooms, depicting the Madonna and Child with Saint Matthew and Saint Francis.1 That picture, which is dated to the 1430s, shows a very similar placement of the figures and use of intricately designed fabric as a decorative element. The roses in the upper background of the present work are a slightly later addition, no doubt reflecting the taste of a particular owner.
1. New York, Sotheby’s, 31 January 2013, lot 5.
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