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Posthumous Portrait of Piero Capponi
  • Agnolo Bronzino
    1503–1572
    born: Florence, Republic of Florence (present-day Italy) ; died: Florence, Republic of Florence (present-day Italy)
  • Posthumous Portrait of Piero Capponi, circa 1550
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • oil on panel
  • Canvas/Support: 87.7 x 69.2 cm
    Canvas/Support: 34 1/2 x 27 3/16 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1955.0088
Description

Half-length portrait of a man (identified as Piero Capponi). He wears a black tunic with a white shirt underneath and a ring on the index finger of his proper left hand. He has a receding hairline and holds paper in his proper left hand (letter?). The background is neutral with two columns (?).