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Florentine School, c. 1600
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Florentine School, c. 1600

Portrait of Filippo di Francesco I de' Medici

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Florentine School, c. 1600
Portrait of Filippo di Francesco I de' Medici
oil on canvas
46 x 31 in. (116.8 x 78.8 cm.), with a 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) addition to the upper edge
Provenance
with Stanley Moss, New York, from whom acquired by the family of the present owner.
Sale Room Notice
Please note that the portrait medal represents Ferdinando de' Medici, the sitter's uncle, who became Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1587, and not Francesco I, as stated in the catalogue.

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Another version of this portrait, in which Filippo di Francesco I (1577-1582) holds a letter in his right hand and appears before a green curtain with only the rabbit by his side, was on loan at the Spanish embassy in Rome (Madrid, Prado, no. 1956; see K. Langedijk, The Portraits of the Medici, Florence, 1983, III, pp. 845-846, no. 4, fig. 41,4, as Alessandro Allori). Here, Filippo appears holding a portrait medal of his father, Francesco I de' Medici (1541-1587), which is dated 1593, possibly the year in which this posthumous portrait was painted.

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