Cosimo I de' Medici (1519–1574)

Artist: Workshop of Bronzino (Italian, Monticelli 1503–1572 Florence)

Medium: Oil on wood

Dimensions: 37 3/4 x 27 3/4 in. (95.9 x 70.5 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1908

Accession Number: 08.262


In 1545, Bronzino painted a portrait of Cosimo I de' Medici, first duke of Tuscany, which is assumed to be a panel now in the Uffizi, Florence. Of the many contemporary copies and workshop products derived from that composition, the Museum's is only one showing in the background a fringed curtain and ornamental border, details which may have been taken from Francesco Salviati's Portrait of a Man (55.14).