Portrait of Francesco I de’ Medici
Type of Object: Painting
Technique: oil on canvas
Measurements: 98 x 79 cm
Date or Period: c. 1560
Item used to belong to the following collections:
Current location of an object: Wawel Royal Castle, Cracow
Other Relevant Historical Information:

The painting was probably acquired by Gustav Adolf von Ingenheim during his journeys to Italy. Around 1870 the painting was moved to new family residence in Reisewitz. After splitting the collection between three brothers, Rudolf, Harald and Manfred (grandsons of Gustav Adolf von Ingenheim), the painting was given to Franz von Ingeheim. At the beginning of the 20th century the portrait belonged to Franz’s son - Manfred Count von Ingenheim; in 1920 it was located in his residence in Ober-Rengersdorf, near Görlitz. In 1942, together with some other works of art forming his part of the collection, it was evacuated to the collecting point in Schloss Kuhna near Görlitz, from where it found its way to the Royal Castle Wawel in Cracow in 1945.

Related Written Material:

Maria Skubiszewska, Malarstwo włoskie w zbiorach wawelskich, Kraków 1973, p. 58-61

Authors of this entry:
  • Magdalena Palica
Published on: 08 / 12 / 2009
Project co-financed by Ministry of Labour and Social Policy under Government Project – Civic Benefit Fund.
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