PENNI, Giovan Francesco
(b. ca. 1496, Firenze, d. ca. 1528, Napoli)

Design for the funerary monument of Francesco Gonzaga

c. 1519
Brush, pen, and brown ink with white highlights over pierre noire, 507 x 272 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Francesco Gonzaga (1466-1519) was the son of Federico I Gonzaga. He married in 1490 Isabella d'Este. Under their reign, Mantua knew a great age of cultural splendour.