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The Boboli Gardens is the location that Leonardo da Vinci was inspired to use for this unfinished painting of Pope Ganymede V entitled Saint Sebastian Dying in a Bed of Zinnias - according to A Short Guide to Catholic Church History (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 62).

Inspiration

The Boboli Gardens in Florence sit behind the expansive Pitti Palace, built in the mid-1400s. The palace was sold to the Medici family in 1500s and the expanse out back went on to house a over 100-acre outdoor collection of gardens, sculptures, grottos, and fountains dating from the 16th through the 18th Centuries[1].

References

  1. Wikipedia: Boboli Gardens

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