Sandro Botticelli (about 1445 – 1510)

The Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist Florence, the 1480s Tempera on canvas 130.7 x 91.4 cm  The Virgin lowers the infant Christ to embrace his cousin, John the Baptist.  Christ recognises that Saint John will pave the way for his own divine mission.  The complex poses and the narrow composition … Read more