(b. 1503, Firenze, d. 1572, Firenze)
Virgin of the Annunciation1564
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.