Artist

Bronzino

Year
Florence 1503 - 1572
Price range
1,000,000 – 3,000,000 USD +
Agnolo Bronzino is best known as the leading portraitist at the court of the Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici in the mid sixteenth century Florence.

Cosimo, backed by Spain, was created Grand Duke in 1537, and in opposition to the republican ideals of Florence instituted a benign autocracy whose authoritarian character is often seen as reflected in the cool formality of Bronzino’s portraits. However, the artist was far more than a portrait specialist and achieved equal renown through his religious and mythological paintings.

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Top 3 auction prices

190,851 $
1989
456,670 $
1996
9,125,000 $
2015
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Books on Bronzino

Liana Cheney, ed., Agnolo Bronzino: The Muse of Florence, Washington D.C., 2014.

Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali, eds., Bronzino: Pittore e Poeta alla Corte dei Medici, Florence, 2010.

Charles MacCorquodale, Bronzino, London, 2005.

Giorgio Vasari, The Lives of the Artist, 1550, trans. Julia Conway Bondanella and Peter Bondanella, New York, 2009.

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