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Francesco Sassetti and His Son Teodoro  1488

by Domenico Ghirlandaio

This dynastic portrait shows the Florentine banker Francesco Sassetti (1421–1490) and his young son Teodoro, born in 1479. Teodoro was named after his elder brother, who died that same year. Sassetti managed the Medici banks in Avignon, Geneva, and Lyons and was an advisor to Piero de' Medici and Lorenzo the Magnificent. The combination of full face and profile gives the p...
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