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Title: Duke Cosimo I de' Medici in Armour

Creator: Bronzino, Agnolo

Location repository: Art Gallery of New South Wales

Repository work id number: 78.1996

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Culture: Italian

Descriptive note: In this magnificent portrait of his principal patron - a work that exists in many replicas and copies - the painter displays a perfectionism it is hard not to think obsessive. Riven with reflections, highlights and shadows, Cosimo's armour alone is an article of transfixing interest. Provence and bibliography available at Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation Purchase 1996.


Earliest date: 1540

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Label related work: Apart from this authoritative example, another celebrated version of the work is found in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Language: English

Latest date: 1550

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Materials techniques: poplar

Materials techniques 2: oil

Measurements: panel: 86.0 x 67.0 cm frame: 117.5 x 98.5 x 8.0 cm

Object work type: painting


Record source: AGNSW online catalogue

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