Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

c. 1475-1480

Francesco Botticini

(Italian, c. 1446-1497)

Tempera on poplar panel

Painted surface: 64.6 x 45 cm (25 7/16 x 17 11/16 in.); Panel: 67.2 x 46 cm (26 7/16 x 18 1/8 in.)

Holden Collection 1916.788

Description

Francesco di Giovanni Botticini came from a family of painters. His father, Giovanni di Domenico, and his son, Raffaello, were also painters. Little is known of his life or career. He is believed to have apprenticed under Neri de Bicci. The earliest dated altarpiece by his hand is 1471 (now in the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris).

See also
Collection: 
MED - Medieval Art
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting
Credit line: 
Holden Collection

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