JACOPO del SELLAIO
(b. ca. 1441, Firenze, d. 1493, Firenze)
Virgin and Child with the Infant St John the Baptist in a Landscape-
Tempera on panel, 68 x 39 cm
Jacopo del Sellaio painted a number of Madonnas in upright formats, such as the present one, each time varying the background landscape, on occasion including an architectural element at right, and at times omitting the Infant St John at left. His smoothly undulated forms and elegantly elongated figures, though influenced by his master Fra Filippo Lippi, are also clearly indebted to his contemporary Botticelli.