(active 1460-1500 in Florence)

Madonna and Child with a Goldfinch

Tempera on panel, 68 x 50 cm (incl. frame)
Private collection

This composition is based on the design of the Madonna and Child by Pesellino (in the Isabella Stewart Garden Museum, Boston, and another version in the Christian Museum, Esztergom). The painting is the product of a busy Florentine workshop active over several decades in the second half of the fifteenth century, and specialising in popular but essentially mechanical derivations from designs by Fra Filippo Lippi and Pesellino. The production of this workshop is grouped under the name of Pseudo Pier Francesco Fiorentino.