Portrait of Cosimo the Elder

Author:     Painted in: Pontormo near Empoli 1494-Florence 1556    Framework: Tempera on wood, 86x65    Located in: Tribune

Painted around 1518/20 for Goro Gheri, the secretary of Lorenzo the Magnificent. At the Uffizi since 1914.


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Pontormo was an influential artist in the 16th century style of Mannerism and also as a precursor to the later Baroque period. His training, though sometimes brief, gave him a sweeping influence of...Read more