The Procession to Calvary

Identifiable with an altarpiece mentioned by Vasari (1550) as painted for the church of San Gallo, Florence. He implies it was one of Ridolfo's earliest important commissions, and noted that it included portraits. Some of the heads are modelled on those invented by Leonardo da Vinci for his Battle of Anghiari.

The picture probably dates from not long after 1504.

Key facts

Artist dates
1483 - 1561
Full title
The Procession to Calvary
Date made
probably about 1505
Medium and support
Oil on canvas, transferred from wood
166.4 x 161.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1883
Inventory number
Location in Gallery