Portrait of Cosimo de' Medici Il Vecchio.
1518-1519. Oil on wood. 86 x 65 cm. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. More. [Order a Print]
Cosimo de’ Medici
( 1389 - 1464) was a prominent ancestor of the Medici family, under whose reign the dynasty reached its peak as both an economic and a political power. He sponsored the Platonic Academy in Florence and was a great admirer, patron and promoter of Donatello, Brunelleschi, Fra Angelico
and numerous other painters and sculptors, which established the Medici’s reputation as patrons of Renaissance art in Florence