"Eleonora de Toledo, 1562 ~ by Agnolo di Cosimo ('Bronzino', Italian, 1503-1572); this portrait was done after Eleonora (the daughter of the Spanish envoy to Naples) was married to Cosimo I de Medici - who restored the power of the Medici which had declined after the assassination of Alessandro; the Medici would rule Florence until 1737.

Eleonora di Toledo (born Doña Leonor Álvarez de Toledo y Osorio), married Cosimo I de' Medici in This Portrait is by Agnolo Bronzino possibly on the occasion of her death, in

1543 Eleonora de Toledo by Bronzino

Bronzino portrayed Eleonora de Toledo in 1543 in a red satin dress, a Bronzino trademark, with a jeweled net partlet, an Eleonore de Toledo trademark. She is credited with being the first modern style first lady, or consort.

Her partlet is simply open net with pearls at the junctions of the net.

1543 Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo wife of Don Pietro de' Medici by Agnolo Bronzino (Národní galerie v Praze - Praha Czech Republic)

cage-like texture on chest  'Portrait Of Eleanora Of Toledo (1522-1562), Grand Duchess Of Tuscany, Half Length, In A Richly Embroidered And Bejewelled Dress' by Italian Mannerist painter Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572). Oil on Canvas. via Wikigallery

'Portrait Of Eleanora Of Toledo Grand Duchess Of Tuscany, Half Length, In A Richly Embroidered And Bejewelled Dress' by Italian Mannerist painter Agnolo Bronzino Oil on Canvas. via Wikigallery

Agnolo Bronzino (1503 – 1572) – Pintor Italiano_14

Bronzino (Agnolo di Cosimo) ~ Costanza da Sommaia, 1540 Love the partlet on this one! i have to figure out that pleating

I wonder what the embellishment on the sleeves is, or if it's just meant to be a different fabric.

SAN FRIANO, Maso da Portrait of Elena Gaddi Quartesi Oil on wood, 24 x 18 cm Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence.

the-garden-of-delights: "Portrait of a Woman" (1739) (detail)...

the-garden-of-delights: "Portrait of a Woman" (1739) (detail)... (Lilith et Adalia)

Giulia de' Medici, (ca.1535-ca. 1588) Daughter of Alessandro de Medici and Taddea Malaspina. By Alessandro Allori, 1559

Giulia Romola di Alessandro de' Medici (c. 1535 – c. was the illegitimate biracial daughter of Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence and his mistress Taddea Malaspina.

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