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

Altarpiece

c. 1540
Oil on canvas
Cappella di Eleonora, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

The altarpiece currently in the chapel, depicting the Lamentation, is a replica Bronzino made in 1553 of his 1545 original (which was sent to France as a diplomatic gift). Bronzino also removed the original flanking panels of St John the Baptist and St Cosmas and replaced them with side panels depicting the Annunciation.