(b. 1511, Arezzo, d. 1574, Firenze)
Oil on wood, 216 x 166 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
This panel is the central part of the triptych painted for the high altar of the church Santa Maria Novella in Arezzo. Vasari derives the extreme simplicity of the composition from the earlier examples of Andrea del Sarto and Salviati.