Portrait of a Woman

Artist: Italian (Florentine) Painter (mid-16th century)

Medium: Oil on wood

Dimensions: 38 1/2 x 30 in. (97.8 x 76.2 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931

Accession Number: 32.100.66


This elegant woman is depicted in an austere architectural setting typical of Florence in the mid-sixteenth century. Michele Tosini (1503–1577), who was active there during the decades when Bronzino was at his most influential, may have painted her. Tosini was also engaged in painting members of the court of Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici.