The Infant Baptist, wearing a camel skin, appears behind the Virgin Mary and the child Jesus.

This is likely to be a work of the second half of the 16th century by a Florentine artist who had revived Pontormo's style.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1494 - 1556/7
Full title
The Madonna and Child with the Infant Baptist
Date made
probably 1560s
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
81.3 x 58.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1966
Inventory number
NG6375
Location in Gallery