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Madonna and Child with Sts Peter, Christine, Liberale, and Jerome

Oil on wood, 177 x 162 cm (lunetta: 90 x 179 cm)
Church of Santa Cristina, Treviso

by Lorenzo Lotto - Italian painter, Venetian school (b. ca. 1480, Venezia, d. 1556, Loreto)

The Santa Cristina al Tiverone Altarpiece was preserved in the parish church of Treviso. The composition shows the knowledge of Giovanni Bellini's S. Zaccaria Altarpiece.

The lunetta represents the Dead Crist Surrounded by two Angels. The realism of this painting anticipates that of Caravaggio a century later.