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

Ugolino Martelli

c. 1535
Oil on wood, 102 x 85 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

This painting is one of the leading examples of Mannerism's complex, inwardly oriented art. Ugolino, scion of a Florentine banking family, is placed in the courtyard of the family palace, where Donatello's unfinished David is seen. Ugolino wears the dark attire made fashionable by increasing Spanish influence.