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Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist

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Botticelli was renowned for the refinement and sweet delicacy of his figures. Patronized by the leading families of Florence, he also received important public commissions and ran a large workshop with many assistants. This painting, intended for private devotion, possesses characteristics of...

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By 1854, E. Joly de Bammeville, Paris; June 12, 1854, sold by Bammeville at Christie's, London, lot 51 and bought by Alexander Barker, London and Hatfield (near Doncaster), South Yorkshire, England; June 6, 1874, sold by Barker at Christie's, London, lot 91, and bought by Brooks. By 1895, Charles Fairfax Murray, London and Florence; 1895, sold by Murray to Agnew's, London (Agnew's stock no. 7172); 1895, sold by Agnew's to Dr. William Sturgis Bigelow, Boston (d. 1926) for the MFA for $5000. (Accession Date: December 1, 1895)

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Sarah Greene Timmins Fund

about 1500


123.8 x 84.4 cm (48 3/4 x 33 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tempera on panel