(b. 1559, Villa Castelvecchio di Cigoli, d. 1613, Roma)

The Stoning of St Stephen

Oil on canvas, 480 x 287 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

For this large canvas, Cigoli made at least twenty preparatory drawings, from sketches to finished works. His vigorous and monumental manner became the style of the early Counter-Reformation and laid the groundwork for the Baroque.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.