Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Portrait of a Man Holding a Medallion of Cosimo de'Medici (detail) Anonymous portrait : Portrait of a Man with the Medal of Cosmo the Elder

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

This beautiful painting includes a double portrait, revealing a certain link between the unknown young man and the Medici family. The medal he keeps in his hands shows in fact Cosimo the Elder in profile: it is a gilt plaster mould glued on the wood, it is derived from a gold posthumously medal coined between 1465 and 1469 in honour of Cosimo de' Medici. The portrait is an early work by Botticelli; he set the man in the open against a fascinating desolate landscape recalling Flemish paintings.

Keywords

Florence, Italy, Florence, Italy, Style: Italian Early Renaissance, School: Early Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Florentine, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian Early Renaissance; School: Early Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Florentine; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Florence, Italy; Florence, Italy

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF1119

Portrait of a Man Holding a Medallion of Cosimo de'Medici (detail) Anonymous portrait : Portrait of a Man with the Medal of Cosmo the Elder

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