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Portrait of Maria de Medici

The portrait of Marie de Médicis (in Italian, Maria di Cosimo de 'Medici) is an oil on panel by the Italian artist Agnolo Tori, known as il Bronzino. He painted the portraits of the two daughters of Cosimo 1st Grand Duke of Tuscany, portraits in which we note their great resemblance, Bia, an illegitimate daughter who died at the age of 5 in 1542, the date of the portrait, and Maria at the age of 11 in 1551. Unfortunately, she died of malaria in 1557 (her namesake, the future Queen of France, daughter of her brother François 1er de Medicis, was born in 1573). Marie de Medici was the eldest daughter of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Cosimo I de Medici and his first wife Eleonora of Toledo. This portrait of Maria, presented in a frame (possibly 19th century) in carved wood and gilded with gold leaf, was cited by Giorgio Vasari as one of the portraits of Cosimo I's children painted by Bronzino: "La demoiselle Maria, grande fille, vraiment belle". Along with other portraits of the children of Grand Duke Cosimo I, the painting was in the Guardaroba: it was in fact inventoried in 1553, with these words: "3 small images, Signora Dogna Maria, Signor Don Francesco and Signor Don Gartia". According to Emiliani , these are the three small portraits that Bronzino painted in Pisa and that Luca Martini sent to Florence on 31 July of the same year. The portrait of the little Grand Duchess Maria was identified in 1944 by Becherucci. Little Mary wears a precious black velvet dress embroidered with [...]


This artwork is a painting from the renaissance period. It belongs to the italian renaissance styles and mannerism styles.


« Portrait of Maria de Medici » is kept at Galerie des Offices, Florence, Italie.


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