TITO, Tiberio di
(b. 1578, Firenze, d. 1637, Firenze)

Prince Leopoldo de' Medici in a Cradle

1617
Oil on canvas, 60 x 74 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

Leopoldo de' Medici (1617-1675) was the eighth son of Cosimo II and Maria Maddalena of Austria. He is shown as a baby of a few months, lying in a cradle richly decorated with elaborately embroidered materials and damasks that emphasize his princely status.