Portrait of Lucrezia de' Medici
Artist Agnolo Bronzino
This small portrait was executed by the workshop of Bronzino. Lucrezia's mother, the duchess Eleonora was also very fond of pearls. Lucrezia wears a stylishly slashed gown; the stiff collar close to the neck is in the constraining Spanish fashion - like the girl's upbringing. The youngest ducal Medici daughter married Alfonso II d'Este in 1560, the last duke of Ferrara, and grandson of Lucrezia Borgia.