Portrait of Alessandro de' Medici.
c.1534-1535. Oil on wood. 97 x 79 cm. Private collection. Read Note.
Alessandro de’ Medici was the first Medici Duke and an unpopular political figure at the time. In this portrait he is wearing black as a sign of mourning for the recently-deceased Pope Clement VII (died 25 September 1534), who was allegedly his father