Portrait of a Lady in Red (Francesca Salviati?), Agnolo Bronzino
Agnolo Bronzino
Portrait of a Lady in Red (Francesca Salviati?)
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Agnolo Bronzino

Portrait of a Lady in Red (Francesca Salviati?), ca. 1533


Dimensions
89.8 x 70.5 x 2.6 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on poplar
Inventory Number
1136
Acquisition
Acquired in 1882
Status
On display

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About the Work

This painting is one of the most important works of Italian Mannerist portraiture. It shows the early mastery of Agnolo Bronzino, the congenial favourite pupil of Pontormo, to whom the portrait has been erroneously attributed. The young woman probably belonged to one of the leading Florentine families. Her self-confidence and high social status find expression in the picture’s bold composition: the placement of the armrest parallel to the bottom edge and the ingenious lighting of both the figure and her architectural backdrop serve to keep the viewer at the proper distance.

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Title
Portrait of a Lady in Red (Francesca Salviati?)
Painter
Period Produced
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Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on poplar
Material
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Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 1882

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  • 61BB11(+54) anonymous historical person portrayed - BB - woman (+ three-quarter length portrait)
  • 31AA235 sitting figure - AA - female human figure
  • 34B11 dog
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15.05.2019