(b. ca.1425, Firenze, d. 1499, Firenze)

Virgin and Child

Tempera on canvas, 90 x 74 cm
Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris

This painting is a characteristic example of the genre of Italian Madonna paintings in the fifteenth century. Furthermore, it is one of the earliest surviving Florentine paintings which depict an extensive landscape fading into the distance. This type of landscape background can be traced back to lost prototypes by Jan van Eyck.