Portrait of Giovanna degli Albizzi Tornabuoni, 1499: Canvas Replica Painting: Grande
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By artist Dominico Ghirlandaio (1449-1494), in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Noted for her heavenly beauty shown in profile to signify virtue, Giovanna died in childbirth, the venerated young bride of an influential Florentine family with links to the Medicis. Her husband's love is reflected in the inscription found on the cartouche in the background of the portrait: "If only art could reproduce the character and spirit! In all the world a more beautiful painting will not be found." Ghirlandaio, a celebrated portraitist, had several prominent patrons and himself was one of Michelangelo's earliest teachers. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. The imported, delicately carved hardwood frame boasts a delicate leaf motif with fine feathered detailing finished in antique gold tones.
Grande: 33"Wx48.5"H. framed (25"Wx40.5"H. image size, 4"W. frame)
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Domenico Ghirlandaio (1448-1494)

Domenico Ghirlandaio was a renowned Florentine Renaissance painter whose many apprentices included the great Michelangelo. Ghirlandaio paintings, frescoes and altarpieces are keenly observed and old-fashioned, an appealing style to his Florentine patrons.

Although not an innovator of the realism school, Ghirlandaio did find success in the 15th-century, painting religious frescoes and easel pictures, as well as recognizable Florentine landscapes and personages. Ghirlandaio is particularly distinguished for his frescoes, among which is The Last Supper, originally painted life-sized in 1480 for the refectory of the Church of Ognissanti in Florence.

Not until the late 19th century did Ghirlandaio receive the ranking of leading Florentine painter of the 15th- century, due to the high degree of realism in his work as well as his devotion to honesty and truth in art.

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