Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino (1514–1574), Wearing an Armor by Filippo Negroli
- ca. 1580–85
- Oil on copper
- 5 1/2 x 4 in. (14 x 10.2 cm); frame: 7 1/8 x 4 7/8 in. (18.1 x 12.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2009
- Accession Number:
Guidobaldo II della Rovere (1514–1574) was a professional soldier, ruler of the duchy of Urbino, and an important patron of armor. This portrait includes his batons of command and portions of the embossed armor made by Filippo Negroli of Milan. The right shoulder defense belonging to the same armor, one of the finest made and most imaginatively designed Renaissance parade armors in the all'antica (antique) style, is also in the Metropolitan Museum's collection (acc. no. 14.25.714i).