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This portrait is probably the one that artist and biographer described as depicting two of Pontormo’s closest friends.Below their busts are inscriptions—SALVS PVBLICA (public deliverance) on Lorenzo’s side, LVCTVS PVBLICVS (public mourning) on Giuliano’s.The two views of the choir are shown as mirror images.1550Oil on canvas, 90.2 x 72.4 cm (35 1/2 x 28 1/2 in.)Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of the Samuel H.Kress Foundation" src=" width="230" height="288" srcset=" sizes="(max-width: 230px) 100vw, 230px" / This image is another portrait made by an artist for a friend.That the quotation appears to be in a letter rather than a book suggests a further meaning.
Letters, like portraits, connected friends who were absent from each other.
Two Men with a Passage from Cicero’s “On Friendship,” c.
1524Oil on panel, 88.2 x 68 cm (34 3/4 x 26 3/4 in.)Fondazione Giorgio Cini/Galleria di Palazzo Cini, Venice" src=" width="462" height="600" srcset=" sizes="(max-width: 462px) 100vw, 462px" / 1.
Kress Collection Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art" src=" width="300" height="146" /Bertoldo di Giovanni The Pazzi Conspiracy Medal: Lorenzo de’ Medici, il Magnifico (1449–92) [obverse]; The Murder of Giuliano I de’ Medici [reverse], 1478Bronze, diameter 6.6 cm (2 5/8 in.)National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Samuel H.
Kress Collection Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art On each side of the medal, the heads of Lorenzo and Giuliano, respectively, appear to hover, outsized, above the wooden structure of the church choir.
On both sides of the medal, the attackers are depicted nude—probably to convey disrespect. 1478/80Tempera on panel, 75.5 x 52.5 cm (29 3/4 x 20 11/16 in.)National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Samuel H.