(b. 1571, Caravaggio, d. 1610, Porto Ercole)
The Sacrifice of Isaac (detail)1601-02
Oil on canvas, width of detail: 55 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
In the distance is one of Caravaggio's rare landscapes, a glimpse perhaps of the Alban hills round Rome and an acknowledgement of the skill of his one serious rival, Annibale Carracci, whose landscapes were particularly admired.