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Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.


1527/30 or later


Agnolo Bronzino and Workshop
Italian, 1503–1572

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.


On View, Gallery 205


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Agnolo Bronzino


Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist


Florence (Artist's nationality)

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Oil on panel


81.6 × 57.4 cm (32 1/8 × 22 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

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