(b. 1474, Firenze, d. 1515, Firenze)

Virgin and Child

Tempera on panel, 60 x 47 cm
Private collection

The Virgin and Child are represented beside a window with a landscape beyond. The landscape shown through the window at right is painted with a remarkable looseness. The trees, some fine and long limbed, others made full with layered rows of browning leaves, are reminiscent of those in the background of Fra Bartolomeo's Noli Me Tangere in the Louvre. Albertinelli and Fra Bartolomeo set up a workshop in the 1490s. They appear to have been close friends and the two operated under an equal partnership.