Perugino, Decemviri Altarpiece

Napoleon’s confiscation of thousands of works of art forever changed the cultural landscape of Europe.

A conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris in front of Perugino, Madonna and Child with Sts Laurence, Louis of Toulouse, Ercolanus and Constance (Decemviri Altarpiece), 1495–96, tempera on wood, 193 x 165 cm (Vatican Museums)

Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Perugino, Decemviri Altarpiece," in Smarthistory, June 19, 2020, accessed February 29, 2024,