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

Garcia de' Medici

Oil on tin, 15 x 12 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

This small portrait of Garcia was executed by the workshop of Bronzino. Garcia recalls in his name his mother's background. Daughter of the wealthy viceroy of Spain at Naples, Eleonora brought a consciousness of station to the newly elevated Medici. Cosimo would lose Eleonora, fifteen-year old Garcia, and another son, Giovanni, all in 1562.