TERZIO, Francesco
(b. ca. 1523, Bergamo, d. 1591, Roma)

Archduchess Barbara

Oil on canvas
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Francesco Terzio worked as the court painter of Archduke Ferdinand II from 1551 to 1571, first in Prague and then in Innsbruck. He simplified and generalized his portraits to such an extent that their individual characters seemed interchangeable.