The Musical Angel is a fragment of a lost altarpiece which probably depicted the Madonna and Child with Saints. Rosso was one of the principle exponents of early sixteenth century painting in Florence; both he and Pontormo were students of Andrea del Sarto. He brought Florentine mannerism to France where he was called by King Francis I to fresco the palace at Fontainebleau.


  • Title: Musical Angel
  • Creator: Rosso Fiorentino
  • Creator Death Place: Fontainebleau (France)
  • Creator Birth Place: Firenze (Italy)
  • Date Created: Around 1522
  • Style: Mannerism/ Fragment of altarpiece
  • Provenance: Medici family collections in Florence
  • Physical Dimensions: w1410 x h1720 mm
  • Original Title: Musical Angel
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: Oil on panel

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