Italian Mannerist Painter, 1503-1572
Italian painter and poet. He dominated Florentine painting from the 1530s to the 1560s. He was court artist to Cosimo I de' Medici, and his sophisticated style and extraordinary technical ability were ideally suited to the needs and ideals of his ducal patron. He was a leading decorator, and his religious subjects and mythological scenes epitomize the grace of the high maniera style.
ID: 5398 Eleonora of Toledo with her son Giovanni de Medici 1544-45
Oil on wood, 115 x 96 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence