- Domenico de Michelino was a Renaissance Florentine painter whose works betray the lingering influence of the International Gothic Style.
This is evident in this painting by the use of a gold background. As was typical of this style, the Madonna and Child are slightly larger than the accompanying figures to establish a hierarchy in the composition. The Christ Child holds a golden orb, signifying his dominion over the earth. Flanking the Virgin and Child are St John the Baptist, the Archangel Michael, St Christopher and a sainted Bishop in pontifical robes, all identifiable through their respective attributes.