(b. 1503, Firenze, d. 1572, Firenze)

Eleonora di Toledo

Oil on wood, 59 x 46 cm
Národní Galerie, Prague

Portrait of Eleonora di Toledo was painted soon after she married Cosimo I de' Medici in 1539. Duchess Eleonora is wearing a luxurious dress, in which she probably entered Florence for the first time after the wedding. Her right hand is adorned with two rings: the large diamond was presented to her by Cosimo at the wedding, the small seal ring is provided with her personal impress.