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

Lucrezia di Cosimo

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

This small portrait was executed by the workshop of Bronzino. Lucrezia's mother, the duchess Eleonora was also very fond of pearls. Lucrezia wears a stylishly slashed gown; the stiff collar close to the neck is in the constraining Spanish fashion - like the girl's upbringing. The youngest ducal Medici daughter married Alfonso II d'Este in 1560, the last duke of Ferrara, and grandson of Lucrezia Borgia.