Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Few of the de Medici Women

Elisabeth of France (1602-1644) Princess of France & Queen of Spain, daughter of King Henry IV. of France & Maria de Medici, m King Felipe IV. of Spain  by Giovanna Garzoni (Italian painter, 1600–1670)

Frans Pourbus the Younger (1569-1622) Margarita Gonzaga (1591-1632), Duchess of Lorraine, daughter of Duke Vincenzo Gonzaga & Eleonora de' Medici m Duke Henry I of Lorraine

Frans Pourbus the younger (1569–1622) Portrait of Maria de Medici (1575-1642)

Jan Frans van Douven (1656-1727) Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici (1667–1743)

Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne (1498-1519), m Lorenzo II de' Medici, mother of Catherine de Médici, Queen of France.

Niccolo Cassana (1659-1714) Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, Electress Palatine (1667-1743)

Scipione Pulzone (1550-1598) Young Woman Assumed to be Maria de Medici 1584

Attr to Alessandro Allori Laudomia or Isabella di Cosimo I de' Medici

Eleonora Medici (1562-1612) wife of Vincenzo I Gonzaga Duke of Mantua 1584

Jacopo Ligozzi (1547–1627) Camilla Martelli (1560-1580)

1543 Maria Salviati (1499-1543) daughter of Lucrezia di Lorenzo de' Medici & Jacopo Salviati. Wife of Giovanni dalle Bande by Jacopo Carucci known as Jacopo da Pontormo, Jacopo Pontormo or simply Pontormo, (Italian Mannerist painter, 1494–1557)

Lucrezia Medici (1533-1597) wife of Alfonso II of Este Duke of Ferrara 1558

Bia de' Medici, the daughter of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, died at about age 6. After her death, her father commissioned a posthumous painting by Bronzino. Bianca de' Medici, called Bia (c 1536–1542) was the illegitimate daughter of Cosimo I de' Medici born before his 1st marriage.