(b. 1445, Firenze, d. 1510, Firenze)

Virgin and Child

Oil on panel, 80 x 51 cm
Private collection

This depiction of the Virgin and Child by Botticelli and his workshop repeats the central section of Botticelli's magnificent painting from 1488-90 known as the San Barnaba Altarpiece. The composition was carefully laid out using the same cartoon as the altarpiece, as was standard practice in Botticelli's workshop.