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

Virgin of the Annunciation

1564
Oil on wood
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 and is now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Besançon). Bronzino also removed the original flanking panels of St John the Baptist and St Cosmas and replaced them with side panels depicting the Annunciation.