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Costanza Caetani
Style of Domenico Ghirlandaio

The sitter, identified in the inscription as a member of the Medici family, was born in about 1469 and by 1489 had married a prominent Florentine citizen. The flowers and jewels (a pendant and three finger rings on a bolster) may well refer to her betrothal.

The painting has in the past been attributed to the young Fra Bartolommeo, when he was much influenced by Domenico Ghirlandaio.

Key facts
Artist Style of Domenico Ghirlandaio
Artist dates 1449 - 1494
Full title Costanza Caetani
Date made probably about 1480-90
Medium and support Tempera and oil on wood
Dimensions 57.2 x 37.5 cm
Acquisition credit Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number NG2490
Location in Gallery Not on display
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