Saint John the Evangelist (Baccio da Montelupo)

Saint John the Evangelist is a 2.66 m (8.7 feet) high bronze statue of John the Evangelist by Baccio da Montelupo, completed in 1515. It was commissioned by the Arte della Seta as part of a cycle of fourteen sculptures for the external niches of Orsanmichele, each showing the patron saint of one of the guilds of Florence. It is now in the Museo di Orsanmichele, although a replica fills its original niche.

Museo di orsanmichele, baccio da montelupo, s. giovanni evangelista 03.JPG

BibliographyEdit

  • (in Italian) Paola Grifoni, Francesca Nannelli, Le statue dei santi protettori delle arti fiorentine e il Museo di Orsanmichele, Quaderni del servizio educativo, Edizioni Polistampa, Firenze 2006.