GRANACCI, Francesco
(b. 1477, Firenze, d. 1543, Firenze)

Virgin and Child with Sts Francis and Zenobius

c. 1515
Panel, 193 x 174 cm
Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence

Granacci imported to Florence directly and rapidly various lessons of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes in his panel paintings. In this altarpiece, made for the Girolami Chapel in S. Gallo, the two putti pulling on a drape repeat motifs present in the Sistine vault fresco.