Giovanni di Paolo, Madonna and Child with Saints

1454
Tempera on wood, gold ground
Metropolitan Museum of Art, bequest of Michael Friedsam, 32.100.76.

Left of the Virgin are St. Augustine and a saint who is most likely Monica, his mother. On the right are St. John the Baptist (tunic of animal hair) and St. Nicholas of Tolentino (sunburst with child's face, black Augustinian habit).

According to the museum, this work "was painted to decorate a chapel in a church belonging to the Augustinian order, possibly in Cortona."

Read more about images of the Madonna and Child.
Read more about images of St. Monica, St. Augustine, St. John the Baptist, and St. Nicholas of Tolentino.

Photographed at the museum by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.