SALVIATI, Cecchino del
(b. 1510, Firenze, d. 1563, Roma)


Oil on canvas, 322 x 193 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

Salviati (Francesco de' Rossi), together with Bronzino and Vasari, belonged to the second generation of Mannerist painters in Florence. He was in the Sarto workshop about 1529 and later Vasari and he were together in Rome where the influence of Raphael and of sophisticated Raphael followers affected him deeply. He also gathered ideas from his travels through north Italy, in Mantua, Venice and probably Parma.

This large canvas comes from the church of Corpus Domini in Venice. It shows the influence of both Raphael and the Florentine Mannerism.