(b. 1472, Firenze, d. 1517, Pian' di Mugnone)

The Adoration of the Christ Child

c. 1499
Tempera on wood, diameter 89 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

This painting shows the influence of Lorenzo di Credi and of the artist's careful study of Leonardo, from whom he took the sfumato, the effects of light and shade, and the laying on of the paint in thin glazes. Various themes are scattered around the landscape, complementing that of the Holy Family in the foreground.