Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker. What this did mean was that Cosimo pretty much negotiated himself a royal bride for free. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. The painting depicts Eleanor of Toledo, the wife of Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, sitting with her hand resting on the shoulder of one of her sons. Giambologna, Abduction of a Sabine Woman. Autumn adventures in Florence with Molly McIlwrath, The Cinquecento Art Exhibition: a journey between subtlety and sensuality. The first version of this portrait (ca. She ruled as regent of Florence during his frequent absences and founded many Jesuit churches. These were “strict and closed surroundings” so it was a sombre and restricted type of upbringing. The Bourbon Dynasty: Marie Anne of Bavaria: The Pathetic ( 1660-1690) $ 750.00 Add to cart. The previous Medici crippled the country with their excesses and debauchery. The Portrait of Eleanor of Toledo and Her Son is a painting by the Italian artist Agnolo di Cosimo, known as Bronzino, finished ca. Sorry! Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. London, 1854, p. 305. PICTURES CANNOT BE SAVED OR REPRODUCED. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. GREAT NEWS! She and Cosimo had eleven children. [as in the collection of the Duke of Hamilton, as "Isabella"]. Cosimo began to court Eleonora through letters, and she taught herself Italian, taking pride in reading one of his letters entirely on her own.

Portrait of Eleonora di Toledo and her son Giovanni, by Bronzino, 1544. Eleanor wears a heavily brocaded dress with black arabesques. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window), Bourbon Dynasty: Louis XIII, the Not-Quite-There ( 1601-1643), The Bourbon Dynasty: Louise de La Valliére: The Violet ( 1644-1710), The Bourbon Dynasty:Mesdames de France: The Mean Girls. Please contact Find a Grave at if you need help resetting your password. Giorgio Vasari – Dettaglio di “Apoteosi di Cosimo I” 1563 – 1565. In a public relations coup, Bronzino’s portraits of Eleonora established the legitimacy of the Medici, giving an image of a stable, normal family. Inspiration coming from the Neoclassicism – Valentino’s Haute Couture 2015. Indeed he appeared to be devoted to to his wife, Eleonora di Toledo, the extremely rich daughter of the Spanish viceroy at Naples, though she was as demanding as he was himself, capricious, arrogant, and extravagant.”. Anglicans in Rome, All Saints' church, a walking tour. The frescoes celebrate the Medici dynasty through a unique iconographic scheme based on the theme of the Eucharist, which is Christ being the salvation of mankind. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request. 1545) is now in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Cosimo began to court Eleonora through letters, and she taught herself Italian, taking pride in reading one of his letters entirely on her own. Eleonora’s days were saddened by the death of some of her children and the crippling pain due to a shocking calcium deficiency. Who was this Spanish princess, Eleonora di Toledo? Eleonora of Toledo( 1522-1562) was the wife of Cosimo I de Medici, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Framing is not included. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? Failed to report flower. The marriage would go ahead. And yet, despite being sheltered, she still managed to catch the eye of the future Duke of Tuscany! We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. She and Cosimo had eleven children. Cosimo’s representative in Naples, Jacopo de’ Medici, wrote to him about Eleonora’s reaction to his letters saying, “The Lady Duchess says she is happy and filled to the brim with satisfaction.” Ah, the power of a well written word. 9757736, citing Basilica di San Lorenzo, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave . 3. "The Server's Manual" by Robert Frederick Lau.
Agnolo Bronzino. This is likely the reason behind the emblem designed by Cosimo for Eleonora: a peahen with the motto “cum pudore laeta fecunditas” – happy fruitfulness with chastity. Negotiations ensued! She is credited with being the first modern first lady or consort. [5] Conversely, Eleanor's gown of elaborate brocaded velvet, with its massed bouclé effects of gold weft loops in the style called riccio sopra riccio (loop over loop), is painstakingly replicated. After the Medici line almost died out it was imperative for the couple to establish prosperity and stability to Tuscany. And that Eleonora had some serious bank in her pocket, which she used well, as you’ll see. The continuation of the Medici line was guaranteed. The marriage would go ahead. After their marriage, Cosimo and Eleonora lived in the Medici family palace on Via Larga until they moved into quarters prepared for them by Giorgio Vasari in Palazzo Vecchio. This is the currently selected item. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. She was beautiful, charitable, pious and, most importantly, fertile. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. Cosimo was visiting from Florence with his cousin Alessandro in 1535, and shared a few glances with the beautiful young Spanish royal.

The precious golden belt, decorated with jewels and beads with a tassel, may have been made by the goldsmith Benvenuto Cellini.

Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. The background is the Pleiades constellation. We have set your language to Email. Bronzino, Portrait of Eleonora of Toledo with her son Giovanni. Eleonora of Toledo and Her Son, between 1545 and 1550. Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. It is made to order and come in an edition of 10. You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial. Find more prominent pieces of portrait at – best visual art database. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. This is the currently selected item. Bronzino's painting captures the dimensionality of the brocaded silk velvet fabric in the gown with its loops of gold-wrapped thread and black pile arabesques against a white satin ground.
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