Alessandro Botticelli. Baptism of St. Zenobius and his Appointment as Bishop. c.1500-1505. Tempera on panel. National Gallery, London, UK. Read Note.
Baptism of St. Zenobius and his Appointment as Bishop. Botticeli depicted the life and work of St. Zenobius (337-417), the first bishop of Florence, in 4 paintings. In the first scene, St. Zenobius is shown twice: he rejects the bride that his parents intended him to take in marriage and walks thoughtfully away (on the left). The other episodes show the baptism of the young Zenobius and his mother, and on the right his ordination as bishop