Signed and dated 'AS.

AL.B.P.F.M.D.L.XI.' with the date repeated in smaller letters above. Formerly attributed to Bronzino whose pupil the artist was. It is an expression of mid 16th century Florentine taste with the austere costume, the cameo, statuette of Apollo, decorated furniture and an incongruous nude in the background - a general air of refinement, sophistication and aristocratic hauteur.


Acquired by Baron Mayer Amschel de Rothschild (d.1874) whose collection passed to his daughter Hannah; hers by 1878; by descent; Sotheby's, 1977; Bradford Walker; Sotheby's, 1982.

Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street, OXFORD, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH
01865 278000

Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm Until 8pm on the last Friday of every month

Exhibitions at Ashmolean Museum

Back to top