St. John the Baptist, Studio of Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530).

Oil on panel, 94cm by 70cm.

The autograph version of this painting is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

The Burghley painting records the original background that has now been lost through damage and over-painting in the Florentine original.

Del Sarto was known as an outstanding painter of frescoes and altarpieces; his work highly regarded by his contemporaries.

However, his fame would eventually be eclipsed by their’s; notably that of Leonardo (1452-1519), Michaelangelo (1475-1564) and Raphael (1483-1520).


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