pala dello spedalingo

This is the first altarpiece painted by Rosso Fiorentino. Commissioned by the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence, the board ended in a Mugello church of hospital property. The painting depicts the Virgin Mary holding her child intent on a conversation with a group of saints: St. John the Baptist, St. Anthony Abbot, St. Jerome and St. Benedict. Rosso Fiorentino, differing from the tradition of the '400, did not paint the Madonna as ruling on the saints but on the same floor, in the middle of the group.


Author: Rosso Fiorentino
Uffizi Room n°: Sala 60
Year: 1518
Style: Manierismo
Techics: Tempera su tavola
Size: 172 x 141,5 cm

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