Portrait of Galeazzo Maria Sforza

Author:     Painted in: Florence 1443-Rome 1496    Framework: Tempera on wood, 65x42    Located in: Antonio and Piero del Pollaiolo Room
Portrait of Galeazzo Maria Sforza - Piero Benci called Pollaiolo (Tempera on wood, 65x42)

Painted in 1471, it hung in one of Lorenzo the Magnificent's ground floor rooms in Palazzo Medici.In 1880 it was discovered in the warehouse of the Royal Galleries and transferred to the Uffizi.

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Piero Benci and his brother, Antonio, known as the Pollaiolo brothers, were Painters, Sculptors, Engravers, and Goldsmiths, collaborating during the Italian Renaissance. Much of their work is...Read more


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