ca. 1571 Eleonora di Don Garzia di Toledo di Pietro de' Medici by Alessandro Allori (Kunsthistorisches Museum - Wien, Austria)

Thank you wuvums for providing the correct name for this lady and lifespan dates that can be used to approximately date this portrait! (Input provided on 8 November 2008 when the next image was posted on Webshots.) This image of Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo, who was raised by Eleonore de Toledo, wearing a dress showing Spanish influence is often called Maria de Medici. Her Wikipedia article is here.

The Wikipedia article for Alessandro Allori is here.

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ca. 1571 Eleonora di Don Garzia di Toledo di Pietro de' Medici by Alessandro Allori (Kunsthistorisches Museum - Wien, Austria) Wm UPGRADE

Her bodice fastens with small gold buttons and loops. A double row of rolled loops trims each shoulder. The material of her sleeves matches the material of her under-skirt. The image, including the face, resembles a portrait of Laura Martinozzi, a niece of Cardinal Mazarin brought by him to France to secure a good marriage.

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