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M. Knoedler & Co. Invoice, 27 November 1915

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Beginning of Page 1 1915 Sold to Mr. H. C. Frick 1 East 70 St

[[In red ink: Dec 31/1915 Ent Jour folio 209]] = 1 Ptg. by Angiolo Bronzino "Portrait of Francesco De Medici" $72,000 [[In red ink: [checkmark]]]

Francesco de Medici, Son of Cosimo I., Grand Duke of Tuscany; born 25 March, 1545, succeeded his father in 1574; created Grand Duke by the Emperor Maximilian in 1576; died 19th October, 1587. A distinguished patron of the arts and sciences, and the first to discover the method of melting rock crystal; he was also the first to manufacture porcelain in imitation of the Chinese. He established a botega for this purpose in the Boboli Gardens in Florence about 1570, and one of the largest specimens in existence of this rare porcelain (with the mark F. and the Cathedral of Florence) was in the Taylor Collection, whence also comes the Bronzino Portrait of Francesco, which is the subject of this notice. End of Page 1

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