DOLCI, Carlo
(b. 1616, Firenze, d. 1686, Firenze)

Portrait of Ainolfo de' Bardi

1632
Oil on canvas, 149,5 x 119 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

This portrait was painted by Dolci, as appears from an inscription on the back, at the age of sixteen years; and it surpasses both for the conception and the success and brilliance of the execution of later pictures by this precocious artist.

Fra Ainolfo de' Bardi, Knight of Jerusalem, was a very notable soldier and man of politics in his day. He was born in 1573 and died in 1638.