Florence – Museo della Misericordia (Saint Tobias by Santi di Tito)

This artwork was painted in oils by Santi di Tito in around 1578 to 1580. He was an influential local painter who was born in Florence in 1536 and died in the city in 1603. I think that Saint Tobias is the patron saint of grave-diggers, along with Saint Anthony and Saint Joseph, it seems quite a competitive role….. Anyway, an interesting artwork, but there’s unfortunately no obvious provenance of where this painting has been over the centuries.