(b. 1472, Firenze, d. 1517, Pian' di Mugnone)

The Annunciation (front), Circumcision and Nativity (back)

c. 1500
Tempera on wood, 19,5 x 9 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Stylistic elements make datable the diptych at the end of fifteenth century, probably among the works carried out by Baccio before he became a Dominican friar in July 1500. The pictures were conceived as doors of a little tabernacle commissioned by Piero del Pugliese: it had to enclose a lost marble Madonna by Donatello. The panels are in fact painted on both sides, representing on the front The Annunciation in monocrhome and on the back Circumcision and Nativity.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 5 minutes):
Alessandro Stradella: Sinfonia avanti il Barcheggio