Francesco d’Ubertino Verdi, known as Bacchiacca, died on this day in 1557 in Florence. He was 63. A student of Pietro Perugino and a collaborator with Andrea del Sarto, Jacopo Pontormo, and other leading Florentine Mannerists, Bacchiacca was a court artist of Duke Cosimo I de’Medici and made numerous works for the court and other elite patrons throughout his career.
Further reading: Bacchiacca: Artist of the Medici Court by Robert G. La France (2008); Bacchiacca and his Friends: Florentine Paintings and Drawings of The Sixteenth Centuryby Adelyn D. Breeskin (2012).
Leda and the Swan, late 1520s, oil on panel. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982.
Gathering of Manna, 1540/55, oil on panel. Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1952.5.4.
The Flagellation of Christ, c. 1512/15, oil on panel. Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1952.5.81.