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Pontormo. Portrait of Alessandro de' Medici. c.1534-1535. Oil on wood. 97 x 79 cm. Private collection. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Pontormo. Portrait of Alessandro de' Medici.
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

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