(b. 1503, Firenze, d. 1572, Firenze)

Holy Family with St Anne and the Infant St John

Oil on panel, 101 x 79 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

In this Holy Family, the most successful of his early works and long attributed to Pontormo, Bronzino attempted to accommodate his master's style, but his manner is less fluent, his vision more literal and his response to the subject-matter less sensitive.