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

Portrait of a Man Holding a Statuette

c. 1545
Oil on wood transferred to canvas, 99 x 79 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

During the 1540s Bronzino painted a few portraits of other sitters, which are stylistically related to his Medici portraits of this decade, although decidedly more individualistic. They include Portrait of a Girl with a Missal (c. 1545; Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence), the Portrait of a Young Man with a Statuette (c. 1545; Musée du Louvre, Paris), and the Portrait of Cosimo's general, Stefano Colonna (1546; Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome).