About this artwork
This painting provides a revealing glimpse into the workshop practice of Agnolo Bronzino. Three examples of the composition are known; an original version and two copies, including this one. All are unfinished. This version and the other copy follow a cartoon, or pattern drawing, based on the original work, and may be from a later date. It is unclear why these replicas were begun and then abandoned.
- Agnolo Bronzino
- Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist
- Florence (Object made in)
- Oil on panel
- 32 1/8 × 22 5/8 in. (81.6 × 57.4 cm)
- Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection