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Busti dei primi quattro Granduchi medicei

Busts of the first four Grand Dukes of Tuscany

Giovan Battista Sermei
1605-12

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Description

At the Spedale degli Innocenti are four marble busts of the first Granddukes of Tuscany.

Firenze - Busti dei primi quattro Granduchi medicei
in the middle of the outer façade

Nomen avi Cosmvs
referens atqve
inclyta facta
m.dc.xii

Cosimo II de' Medici
(Firenze 1590 - Firenze 1621)
4th Grand Duke 1609-1621 (Wikipedia).

Firenze - Busti dei primi quattro Granduchi medicei
in the middle, inside the portico

C.M.E.M.D.
Signed: ...batist de ...

Cosimo I de' Medici
(Firenze 1519 - Firenze 1574)
1st Grand Duke 1569-1574 (Wikipedia).
Sculpted by Giovan Battista Sermei, 1607

Firenze - Busti dei primi quattro Granduchi medicei
Left side of the portico

F.ME.DII
Signed: opvs iohann.... de s.me...

Francesco I de' Medici
(Firenze 1541 - Poggio a Caiano 1587)
2nd Grand Duke 1574-1587 (Wikipedia).
Sculpted by Giovan Battista Sermei, 1605

Firenze - Busti dei primi quattro Granduchi medicei
Right side of the portico

M.D.E.III

Ferdinando I de' Medici
(Firenze 1549 - Firenze 1609)
3rd Grand Duke 1587-1609 (Wikipedia).
Attributed to Giovan Battista Sermei

Sculptor

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Tags

  • Country: Italy
  • Bust
  • Cosimo I de' Medici
  • Cosimo II de' Medici
  • Façade with statues (secular)
  • Ferdinando I de' Medici
  • Francesco I de' Medici
  • Monarch
  • Sermei, Giovan Battista
  • Locatie (N 43°46'34" - E 11°15'39")

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