Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist

Giampietrino (Giovanni Pedrini?), Italian (active Milan and environs), active c. 1510 - c. 1540

Date:
c. 1520

Medium:
Oil on panel

Dimensions:
25 3/4 x 18 7/8 inches (65.4 x 47.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 271

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Label:
Giampietrino 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.