(b. 1503, Firenze, d. 1572, Firenze)
Oil on wood, 350 x 235 cm
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence
This large altarpiece was commissioned from Bronzino by Cosimo I de' Medici for the Observant Monastery in Cosmopoli. The work was started in 1560 and it was completed at the end of 1565.
The state of preservation of the painting is very poor. The decline of the aging artist, who relied increasingly on assistants, can be seen in the complex composition.