Birth of Saint Jhon

Author:     Painted in: 1494-1556    Framework: Tempera on wood, diam. 59    Located in: The Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino Room

Probably painted in 1526, on the occasion of the birth of Aldighieri, first child of Girolamo della Casa and Elisabetta Tornaquinci, whose coats-of-arms appear on the revers. At the Uffizi since 1704.


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Jacopo Carucci (sometimes spelled Carrucci) and called Pontormo, was an influential artist in the 16th century style of Mannerism and also as a precursor to the later Baroque period. His training,...Read more