ANDREA DEL SARTO
(b. 1486, Firenze, d. 1530, Firenze)
Sts John the Baptist and Bernardo degli Uberti1528
Tempera on wood, 184 x 172 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
This painting is part of an altarpiece for the church at Vallombrosa, near Florence, home of the monastic community reformed by St John Gualbert (Giovanni Gualberto) in the eleventh century. St Bernardo degli Uberti was a Vallombrosian monk, and an abbot of Vallombrosa.