[NUMBER 551] 651 HEROIC CARVED WHITE MARBLE BUST OF FRANCESCO II DE MEDICI ITALIAN, 16T11 CENTURY The enrichment of a Renaissance over-mantle. Dressed in a cuirass with laminated colletin and ornamented with the bas-relief of a ram; draped with the folds of a fringed scarf, and wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece on an ajouré Chain. His bearded countenance is handled with bold naturalism. On a small plinth, at the base, the letters FR. M. D. E. M. II FRANCISCVS MAGNVS DVX ETRVRIAE MEDICEVS IL The pedestal with laudatory attribute in Latin. Height on contemporary molded socle, 36 inches From the Spitzer legacies. Inventory No. 4708. 266