Madonna and Child with the Young John the Baptist
Boltraffio (or school of)
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.