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Bronzino Chapel of Eleonore of Toledo, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in Italy

Bronzino, Fresco Chapel of Eleonore of Toledo, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in Italy
Chapel of Eleonore
The chapel of Duchess Eleonore of Toledo, which is located right next to the Green Room, is one of the few places in Palazzo Vecchio that has not been decorated to the glory of the Medici.

However, among themes that decorate it, made by Bronzino, are symbolic representations of cardinal virtues: courage, justice, prudence, temperance, obvious allusion to the Duchess's virtues.

Here is represented the story of Moses, including the passage of the Red Sea, the fall of manna from heaven, the worship of the bronze serpent, Joshua, the miraculous birth.

Duchess Eleonore spent a lot of time in this chapel, explaining its proximity to her office.

Eleonore of Toledo was a religious believer and even devout, a Spanish Catholic maintaining a correspondence with St Ignatius of Loyola, and the Jesuit fathers were her confessors.

Bronzino, Fresco Chapel of Eleonore of Toledo, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in Italy
Chapel of Eleonore
Bronzino, Fresco Chapel of Eleonore of Toledo, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in Italy
Chapel of Eleonore
Bronzino, Fresco Chapel of Eleonore of Toledo, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in Italy
Chapel of Eleonore
Bronzino, Fresco Chapel of Eleonore of Toledo, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in Italy
Chapel of Eleonore
Bronzino, Fresco Chapel of Eleonore of Toledo, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in Italy
Chapel of Eleonore
Bronzino, Fresco Chapel of Eleonore of Toledo, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in Italy
Chapel of Eleonore
Bronzino, Fresco Chapel of Eleonore of Toledo, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in Italy
Chapel of Eleonore
Bronzino, Fresco Chapel of Eleonore of Toledo, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in Italy
Chapel of Eleonore
Bronzino, Fresco Chapel of Eleonore of Toledo, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in Italy
Chapel of Eleonore
Bronzino, Fresco Chapel of Eleonore of Toledo, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in Italy
Chapel of Eleonore
Bronzino, Fresco Chapel of Eleonore of Toledo, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence in Italy
Chapel of Eleonore

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