(b. 1578, Firenze, d. 1650, Firenze)

The Triumph of David

Oil on canvas, 235 x 295 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

In this painting the refinement of the colouring and complexity of poses are linked to the typically late Mannerist quest for technical prowess; yet the attempt to return to a more direct expression of physical reality can be observed.