During the Renaissance, the church was no longer the sole commissioner of works of art. Wealthy individuals also contracted artists to create paintings and tondi (Italian for “round”) to adorn their homes.
Some scholars believe the artist might be Perugino, his student Raphael, or another student in Perugino’s workshop. By comparing similar characteristics, experts have connected thirty-two works as having come from this same artist’s hand. The artist is now called “The Master of the Greenville Tondo,” a designation derived from the place where the best or most representative example of his work resides. Other works attributed to the Master of the Greenville Tondo may be found at the Ca’ d’Oro in Venice and the Princeton University Art Museum.
Master of the Greenville Tondo
Umbrian, active late fifteenth century
"Madonna and Child with Angels"
oil on panel