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Scenes from the Life of Saint John the Baptist  1507

by Francesco Granacci

This panel is one of at least five that told the story of the Life of Saint John the Baptist, beginning here with the Annunciation of his conception to Zacharias, his father; the Visitation between his mother, Elizabeth, and the Virgin Mary; and the saint’s birth. They may have been painted on the occasion of a wedding in the Tornabuoni family in Florence, and intended to ...
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