(b. 1445, Firenze, d. 1510, Firenze)
Madonna and Child with an Angel1467-68
Tempera on panel, 152 x 77 cm
Musée Fesch, Ajaccio
This picture of the Virgin by Botticelli is among his earliest paintings. It reveals the close extent to which the young artist imitated the depictions of the Virgin done by Fra Filippo Lippi, his teacher.