Portrait of Laura Battiferri
Artist Agnolo Bronzino
The sitter in this portrait is 16th-century Italian poet Laura Battiferri. Although Bronzino was primarily a painter, he also fancied himself a poet and often painted portraits of his literary friends and colleagues. Laura Battiferri lived in Florence and married the Florentine sculptor Bartolommeo Ammanati at the age of 27.