philamuseum : This painting depicts Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici as the mythological musician and poet Orpheus.

philamuseum:

This painting depicts Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici as the mythological musician and poet Orpheus. The painting may have been executed in celebration of his marriage to Eleonora di Toledo. Discover more about this artwork during our Spotlight Gallery Conversations this Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Portrait of Cosimo I de’ Medici as Orpheus,” c. 1537–1539, by Agnolo Bronzino


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Officers & Contacts