A study for a stage hanging for a play performed in the Sala dei Cinquecento in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence during the festivities on the occasion of the marriage of Francesco I de' Medici (1541-1587) and Joanna of Austria (1547-1578), sister of Emperor Maximilian II, on 26 December 1565. The stage hanging, described in Descrizione dell'Apparato della Commedia…recitata in Firenze il giorno di S. Stefano, 1565, p. 6, is now lost, but several studies for it have survived. A modello, which is signed and dated 1565 and shows an extended landscape on the right and an imaginary view of Florence in the background, is in the Uffizi, Florence (Inv. 11074F; G. Briganti, Il Manierismo e Pellegrino Tibaldi, Rome, 1945, fig. 101). A highly finished pen and wash drawing that corresponds closely to the left and central part of the modello, omitting part of the composition on the right, indicating that the sheet has been cut, is at Chatsworth (Inv. 202; M. Jaffé, The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings: Roman and Neapolitan Schools, London, 1994, no. 393, ill.). Another detailed study of the group of figures on the left is in the British Museum, London (Inv. Pp,3.196; J.A. Gere and P. Pouncey, op. cit., 1983, no. 289).