Portrait of Piero de' Medici ('The Gouty')

Piero de' Medici (1416 - 1469) was the son of Cosimo 'Pater Patriae', and father of Lorenzo the Magnificent. They were all members of the leading family in Florence.

This posthumous portrait was based on a much earlier marble bust by Mino da Fiesole (Florence, Museo Bargello). As court artist Bronzino was required to supply many such images and this painting is likely to be in part the work of his studio.

Key facts

Artist dates
1503 - 1572
Full title
Portrait of Piero de' Medici ('The Gouty')
Date made
probably about 1550-70
Medium and support
Oil on wood
58.4 x 45.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Sir W.R. Drake, 1891
Inventory number
Location in Gallery