Stories from the Life of Saint Acasius

Author:     Painted in: 1494-1557    Framework: Tempera on wood, 37.5x256    Located in: The Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino Room

Originally the predella for the altarpiece showing the Martyrdom of Saint Acasius by Giovannantonio Sogliani, commissioned in 1521 by Alfonsina Orsini for the church of San Salvatore at Camaldoli and today in San Lorenzo. At the Uffizi since 1861.

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A Florentine painter and draughtsman, Bachiacca is chiefly recognized as an artist who helped evolve the style of Mannerism. He is said to have studied with Umbrian painter, Pietro Perugino (1446 –...Read more


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