Ferdinand II de' Medici (1610 – 1670), who wears a commander's sash and the military order of San Stefano, and carries a commander's baton, succeeded his father as Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1621, assuming power in 1627. In 1634 he married Vittoria della Rovere (1621 – 1694).

The poses of the two figures correspond with two single portraits of them by Sustermans (Florence, Uffizi). It is possible that earlier drawings were used for this double portrait and that it was not painted directly from life.

Key facts

Artist dates
1597 - 1681
Full title
Double Portrait of the Grand Duke Ferdinand II of Tuscany and his Wife Vittoria della Rovere
Date made
probably 1660s
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
161 x 147 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1824
Inventory number
Location in Gallery