Giulia de’ Medici 1535-1588

She looks like an ordinary little girl, holding the hand of an ordinary woman. But the 16th-century painting of young Giulia de’ Medici with her aunt on display at the National Gallery of Art, is now considered to be the first European portrait to capture a girl of African descent. Major Discovery Maria Salviati, as … More Giulia de’ Medici 1535-1588