Cristofano dell'Altissimo

Portrait of Matteo Palmieri (1406–1475)
Shah Ismail I Safavi (1487-1524)
Portrait of Suleiman the Magnificent (1494–1566)

Cristofano dell'Altissimo (c. 1525–1605) was an Italian painter in Florence.

For duke Cosimo I de' Medici he copied in Como at least 280 of the portraits from the Collection of Paolo Giovio known as the Giovio Series (484 in total).

Most of them can be seen at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.


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