Francesco Francia, Federigo Gonzaga, 1510. Tempura on wood, transferred from wood to canvas and then again to wood. Italy.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
This portrait was commissioned by the sitter’s mother, Isabella d’Este, Marquesse of Mantua, right before he was sent as a hostage to the papal court in return for his father’s freedom, because she wanted it as a keepsake.