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The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)

The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist

Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)

  • TITLE

    : The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist
  • AUTHOR

    : Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
  • INVENTARIO

    :
  • DATE

    : c. 1530 - 1540
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Oil on canvas,Oil on panel
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 122 × 90 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : Mannerism
  • ROOM

    : 10

Bachiacca was a Florentine Mannerist painter who probably trained in the school of Perugino. This panel, which shows the influence of Leonardo, Andrea del Sarto and Fra Bartolomeo, contains a wealth of botanical symbolism: the Baby Jesus shows John the Baptist a pomegranate, a sign of his future Passion; the Precursor’s cross lies between two columbine flowers, indicating his future martyrdom; on the right of the Virgin we see her attribute, dog roses, and behind Joseph a thriving pomegranate tree announces the future flourishing of the Church; lastly the little wild strawberry flowers recall the mystery of the Incarnation.

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  • TITLE

    The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist
  • AUTHOR

    Ubertini Francesco detto Bachiacca (1494-1557)
  • INVENTARIO

  • DATE

    c. 1530 - 1540
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Oil on canvas,Oil on panel
  • DIMENSIONS

    122 × 90 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    Mannerism
  • ROOM

    10

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