Lorenzo Lotto
The Madonna and Saints

Church of San Giacomo dall'Orio, Venice

In the middle years of the 16th century, paintings of this type abandoned the 15th-century device of showing the child's genitals but kept the nakedness.

St. James the Greater is on the left identifies by his pilgrim's staff and garb. St. Andrew on the right is identified by his cross saltire. Instead of his traditionally unkempt hair he is pictured with a balding pate.

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