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Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist  1530

by Agnolo Bronzino

This charming image of the Virgin and Child provides a revealing glimpse of workshop practice in the circle of Agnolo Bronzino and his master, Jacopo da Pontormo, two of the most sophisticated Mannerist artists working in Florence. Two other versions of the composition are known; like this one, they are unfinished, though Bronzino brought them to a further state of complet...
32 1/8 × 22 5/8 in. (81.6 × 57.4 cm)
Oil on panel
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago