(b. 1445, Firenze, d. 1510, Firenze)

Giuliano de' Medici

c. 1478
Tempera on panel, 60 x 39 cm
Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

Three similar portraits of Giuliano de' Medici still exist, in Berlin, Bergamo, and Washington. In contrast to the version in Washington, the portraits that are now in Berlin and Bergamo were probably not created until after Giuliano's assassination during the Pazzi conspiracy in 1478, when copies would have been ordered by friends and relatives as commemorative portraits.