Monday, February 09, 2009

A Little Angel

Giovanni Battista di Jacopo (1494-1540), known as Rosso Fiorentino
Musician Angel
c. 1520
Tempera on wood, 47 x 39 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This painting, probably part of a larger work comes from the mature part of Rosso Fiorentino`s career.

In 1605 the picture was placed in the Tribune (la Tribuna) beside the more precious masterworks the Medici family had collected.