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Christina de Lorraine - Casini and Casini
Portrait of Christina de Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, by Domenico and Valore Casini, on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States.
This oil on canvas painting was made about 1620 and measures 78.3 inches in height by 45.2 inches wide. It is in the collection of the Palazzo Pitti, a former palace turned museum in Florence, Italy.
This painting is very closely modeled after one by Scipione Pulzone, created some time between 1591 and 1598.
Domenico (birth and death unknown) and Valore Casini (1590–1660) were brothers who worked as portrait painters in Florence in the first half of the 1600s. They trained in the studio of Domenico Passignano. Valore was the better known of the two, while his brother mostly painted garments. They often worked for popes, bishops, and nobility.