(b. 1494, Pontormo, d. 1557, Firenze)

Madonna and Child with St Anne and Other Saints (detail)

c. 1529
Oil on wood
Musée du Louvre, Paris

On 26 July, the St Anne's feast day, the painting marked the destination of a procession dedicated to the celebration of Florentine liberty. On this day the people remembered the revolution of 26 July 1343, which resulted in the overthrow and exile from Florence of the tyrant Walter de Brienne, Duke of Athens. On the lower part of the altarpiece the civic procession is shown.