Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni
|Type||Tempera on panel|
|Dimensions||77 cm × 49 cm (30 in × 19 in)|
|Location||Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid|
The painting portrays Giovanna degli Albizzi, a Florentine noblewoman who had married to Lorenzo Tornabuoni. She died in childbirth in 1488, year of the painting's date. She has been identified thanks to her other portraits in the Tornabuoni Chapel, where she has the same hairdo.
It depicts the young woman from the side, wearing precious clothes including a gamurra vest. On the right, behind her, are a hanging coral necklace (perhaps a rosary), a partly closed prayers book and a Latin inscription, taken from an epigram by the 1st century AD poet Martial.
- Santi, Bruno (2001). "Ghirlandaio". I protagonisti dell'arte italiana. Florence: Scala.
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