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Virgin and Child with The Infant Saint John the Baptist

Francesco di Cristofano called Franciabigio
(Florence 1484 - 1525)


The panel was probably among the works confiscated from the Cavalier d’Arpino. Initially attributed to the school of Raphael, it was later acknowledged to be by Franciabigio. It is a youthful piece in which the artist, reviving the Florentine tradition of the circular format, inserted the holy group within a vast landscape in the light of recent versions of the theme by Raphael: the Madonna del Prato, the Madonna of the Goldfinch and the La Belle Jardinière.


Object Details

Medium | oil on panel, diam. cm 87


Inventory | 458

Location | Room 13 – Fame Room


Period | '500


Classification | painting




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