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Madonna and Child with the Young John the Baptist

 

 

Boltraffio (or school of)
Italy
Madonna and Child with the Young John the Baptist, c. 1500
oil on wood panel
Gift of Elton F. MacDonald

This small portrait displays the combinations of visual theory and technique that combined to produce a high level of naturalist illusionism during the Renaissance in Italy. The infant Jesus is shown offering the emblematic lily to the young John the Baptist.