Lorenzo d'Alessandro di San Severino
The Madonna and Saint Anne

Circa 1490
Tempera and gold on wood panel
Pinacoteca Vaticana, Rome

This painting anticipates late- and post-sixteenth century images of St. Anne, which emphasize her age and tend to place her in the background behind other figures.

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