Visitation with Saint Anne, Saint John and Saint Francis receiving the stigmata – Galleria dell’Accademia – Florence

The small painting was part of an unidentified predella, probably executed after a commission from the Franciscan sphere, given the scene on the background showing Saint Francis who, at the mount La Verna, receives the stigmata. In the sixteenth century it was kept in the convent of the Dominican nuns of Crocetta, in Florence, before being transferred in the national collections.

The main subjects, the Virgin and Saint Elizabeth, meet under the gaze of Mary’s mother, Saint Anne.

The work is attributed to the youthful phase of Perugino, when he was still strongly influenced by the Tuscan style of Andrea del Verrocchio and Piero della Francesca.

It is preserved at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence.