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

Portrait of Maria de' Medici

Tempera on wood, 53 x 38 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

First-born of Cosimo I de' Medici and Eleonora di Toledo, Maria was born in 1540 and died in 1557 at the age of seventeen. The picture is datable around 1551 as is mentioned in letter written in that year by Bronzino to Cosimo I. Once again the painter realized a portrait psychologically closed emphasizing just nobility, beauty and dignity of the person.