Portrait of Laura Battiferri, 1552 — Agnolo Bronzino, Museo di Palazzo Vecchio

Portrait of Laura Battiferri

Agnolo Bronzino,

1552,Oil on Canvas60 x 83cmMuseo di Palazzo Vecchio

This sober, formal portrait of the poet Laura Battiferri belies the intellectual flirtation between Battiferri and Bronzino. Read their correspondence in sonnets.

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