Head of the Madonna, ca. 1509, Oil on wood, 15 x 11 1/2 in. (38.1 x 29.2 cm), Paintings, Franciabigio (Francesco di Cristofano

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Head of the Madonna, ca. 1509, Oil on wood, 15 x 11 1/2 in. (38.1 x 29.2 cm), Paintings, Franciabigio (Francesco di Cristofano
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Image ID: KCC59A
Head of the Madonna, ca. 1509, Oil on wood, 15 x 11 1/2 in. (38.1 x 29.2 cm), Paintings, Franciabigio (Francesco di Cristofano) (Italian, Florence 1484–1525 Florence), The young Florentine artist Franciabigio shared a workshop near the Palazzo della Signoria with Andrea del Sarto from around 1506. This delicate, fragmentary head of the Madonna relies closely on a painting by del Sarto of the Madonna and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist that was probably painted around 1508 and hung in the Giustiniani collection in Rome in the seventeenth century