Three figures, said to be contessa Constanza Machiavelli and her two daughters by ? (auctioned by Sotheby's)

I cannot find information about Constanza Macchiavelli. Sotheby’s lot notes state, "The coat-of arms running from left to right are idenitifed as those of the Corsini family of Florence impaling those of the Machiavelli family of Florence; those of the Machiavelli family and those of the Strozzi family of Florence impaling those of the Machiavelli family.” Niccolo Macchiavelli, author of The Prince, married Marietta Corsini and they had five children and no (locatable) grandhildren. The Macchiavellis and Strozzis did interact so this may be evidence that the interactions went beyond business.

From the Sotheby’s Web site. Also posted to the Late Farthingale Era - 1590 to 1620 Album here.

Three figures, said to be contessa Constanza Machiavelli and her two daughters by ? (auctioned by Sotheby's)

The prevalence of Spanish style in Italy is clear in the dresses worn by Constanza Machiavelli and her daughters.

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