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Galeazzo Maria Sforza

Galeazzo Maria Sforza


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza (the second on the left on a white horse)

next to his cousin Costanzo Sforza, Lord of Pesaro (first on the left side on the brown horse), the friend of his family, Cosimo de' Medici (on his right side on the brown horse), and his father, Francesco Sforza (on the far right side on the white horse)


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan

his hooked nose is a symbol for the House of Sforza because their ancestor Muzio Attendolo Sforza had this special nose – Galeazzo Maria Sforza didn't have this kind of nose. It was used in this case to show everybody who looked at the portrait that he was a Sforza!


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza as St. George

above him is one of the first symbols of the House of Sforza: the apple- or pear-like quince


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza as the crucified Jesus Christ

the colours of the House of Visconti-Sforza, Red and White, are shown very visibly in this painting, which was made after the assassination of the duke


 

Little Galeazzo Maria Sforza is listening to two old male saints (cutout)


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza with his white horse


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza (on the right side) as an archangel

with his brothers Sforza Maria and Filippo Maria (on the left side and in the centre)


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza (in the centre) as Jesus Christ

on his left side we can see his illegitimate sons Alessandro (on the far left side) as Saint John the Evangelist and Carlo (next to Alessandro on his right side) as Saint Leonard, on his right side probably Cecco and Giovanni Simonetta as Saint Benedict and Saint John the Baptist – at the bottom the donor Bishop Settala is depicted


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza as archangel and as Adam with his sister Ippolita Maria as Eve


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza as Archangel Gabriel with his sister Ippolita Maria as St. Mary


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza as St. George with the most important symbols of his dynasty, the cross and the dragon-like snake (on the left side of his chest)


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza as warrior, who is decorated with the symbols of his dynasty


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza as the Child Jesus Christ


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza as one of the favourite saints of his dynasty, St. Sebastian


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza as the twin Saints Damian and Kosmas (in the centre)

with his father Francesco Sforza as one of the favourite Saints of the Visconti, St. Dominicus (left), and St. Marcus (right)


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza as a Saint


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza as a Saint


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza (right) with his brothers Sforza Maria (left) and Filippo Maria (in the middle)


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza as the Archangel Michael


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza collecting stones


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza everywhere


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza as the Archangel Gabriel


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza with the famous Sforza Symbol, the "Sforza-Nose"


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza's handwriting (letter from him, written on 24 November 1474)


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza


 

Galeazzo Maria Sforza