Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Pisa
Pisa (prov.)

Toscana

Piazza dei Cavalieri
(Palazzo della Carovana)

Busti dei Granduchi medicei

Busts of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany

Various sculptors
1590-1718

Pisa /  Busti dei Granduchi medicei

Description

The palace was built in 1562-1564 by Giorgio Vasari for the headquarters of the Knights of St. Stephen. The façade is characterized by a complex scheme with sgraffiti representing allegorical figures and zodiacal signs, designed by Vasari himself and sculpted by Tommaso di Battista del Verrocchio and Alessandro Forzori, coupled to busts and marble crests. The current paintings date however to the 19th-20th centuries.
Amongst the sculptures are the Medici Coat of Arms and that of the Knights, flanked by the allegories of Religion and Justice by Stoldo Lorenzi (1563). The upper gallery of busts of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany (who were all also the Grand Masters of the Order) were added later:

Pisa - Busti dei Granduchi medicei

Pisa - Busti dei Granduchi medicei
Ferdinando II
(Firenze 1610 - Firenze 1670)
5th Grand Duke 1621-1670 (Wikipedia).
by Giovan Battista Foggini, 1681

Pisa - Busti dei Granduchi medicei
Ferdinando I
(Firenze 1549 - Firenze 1609)
3rd Grand Duke 1587-1609 (Wikipedia).
by Ridolofo Sirigatti, 1590-96

Pisa - Busti dei Granduchi medicei
Cosimo I
(Firenze 1519 - Firenze 1574)
1st Grand Duke 1569-1574 (Wikipedia).
by Ridolofo Sirigatti, 1590-96

Pisa - Busti dei Granduchi medicei
Francesco I
(Firenze 1541 - Poggio a Caiano 1587)
2nd Grand Duke 1574-1587 (Wikipedia).
by Ridolofo Sirigatti, 1590-96

Pisa - Busti dei Granduchi medicei Cosimo II
(Firenze 1590 - Firenze 1621)
4th Grand Duke 1609-1621 (Wikipedia).
by Pietro Tacca, c. 1633

Pisa - Busti dei Granduchi medicei
Cosimo III
(Firenze 1642 - Firenze 1723)
6th Grand Duke 1670-1723 (Wikipedia).
Giovan Battista Foggini, 1718

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Bust
  • Cosimo I de' Medici
  • Cosimo II de' Medici
  • Cosimo III de' Medici
  • Façade with statues (secular)
  • Ferdinando I de' Medici
  • Ferdinando II de' Medici
  • Foggini, Giovan Battista
  • Francesco I de' Medici
  • Monarch
  • Sirigatti, Ridolfo
  • Tacca, Pietro
  • Location (N 43°43'10" - E 10°24'1")

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