POCCETTI, Bernardino
(b. 1548, San Marino di Valdelsa, d. 1612, Firenze)

Façade

c. 1568
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Bianca Cappello House, Florence

From the end of the 1560s decorative embellishments were imposed by Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, upon Florence's previously somewhat severe aspect. The wealthy families now added the façades of their palatial homes, complete with allegorical frescoes or graffito work. At this time Bernardo Poccetti was doing the graffito decoration on the façade of the home of Bianca Cappello, which was located in Via Maggio.