(b. 1462, Firenze, d. 1521, Firenze)

Madonna with Child and the Young St John

Oil on panel, 72 x 54 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

The group of the Virgin with the Child and the young St John is placed in a hilly landscape that reveals hints of Dutch painting in its effects of breadth and depths, without the Dutch schools atmospheric qualities. The Virgin's delicate face is reproduced with particular precision, and it reflects the light using fine chiaroscuro modelling.