European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist
Giampietrino (Giovanni Pedrini?), Italian (active Milan and environs), active c. 1510 - c. 1540
Oil on panel
Currently not on view
Cat. 271John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelGiampietrino took inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci's celebrated Virgin of the Rocks for this composition, seen most conspicuously in the playful interaction between the infants Christ and John the Baptist, and in the atmospheric detail of the background landscape.