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

Venus, Cupid and Satyr

c. 1555
Oil on panel, 135 x 231 cm
Palazzo Colonna, Rome

In the 1550s, Bronzino's mythological themes were developed in two further allegories of Venus: Venus, Cupid and Envy (c. 1550; Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, Budapest), which is a simplified and less subtle variant on the Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time of 1544–45 (National Gallery, London), and Venus, Cupid, and a Satyr (c. 1555; Venus's drapery added later; Galleria Colonna, Rome), painted for Alamanno Salviati.