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Portait of Cosimo I de' Medici

Allori Alessandro
(Florence 1535 - 1607)


The panel was mentioned as part of the Collection in 1618, furnished with a frame paid for in that year. The portrait of Cosimo I (1519-74) is one of a series of replicas based on the original by Bronzino (1560). Alessandro Allori is currently credited with the Galleria’s copy, one of the most successful, as seen in the face and hands of the first Grand Duke of Tuscany, whose dress is rendered in all its material preciousness.


Object Details

Medium | oil on panel, cm 84 x 64


Inventory | 94

Location | Room 16 – Flora Room


Period | '500


Classification | painting


Work not currently on display
On loan to the exhibition"Michelangelo divino artista" Genova - Palazzo Ducale (21 October 2020 - 02 May 2021); replaced by Jacopino del Conte, "Lucrezia".