Francesco d’Ubertino Verdi, known as Bacchiacca, died on this day in 1557 in Florence.

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.

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