The Madonna and Child with the Infant Baptist(?) and Saints Paul and Catherine of Siena

Oil on wood | 71.8 x 53.6cm | 1506-45

Andrea and Raffaello del Brescianino

The Virgin looks up from her book at us and Christ, sitting on her lap, gestures to himself - his future crucifixion is the subject of her text. The young Saint John the Baptist, wearing his traditional rough camel skin, clasps his hands in prayer.

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