Madonna della Vittoria (4th quarter of the 15th century)

Mantegna, Andrea (c.1431-1506)

Madonna della Vittoria (The Virgin of Victory)
4th quarter of the 15th century
Tempera on poplar, 285 x 168 cm
Musée du LouvreParis

The Virgin and Child surrounded by six saints (Michael, Andrew, Longinus, George, Elizabeth, the young Saint John the Baptist) and adored by Francesco II Gonzaga, known as The Virgin of Victory. Ex-voto commissioned by Gianfrancesco II (known as Francesco) Gonzaga in commemoration of the Battle of Fornoue (1495) for the chapel of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Mantua. (Louvre)