Six Tuscan Poets

Six Tuscan Poets is an oil on panel by the Florentine visual artist and writer Giorgio Vasari, created in 1544. The poets depicted in the painting from left to right are Cino da Pistoia, Guittone d'Arezzo, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Dante Alighieri, and Guido Cavalcanti.

Six Tuscan Poets
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ArtistGiorgio Vasari
MediumOil on panel
Dimensions132.1 cm × 131.1 cm (52.0 in × 51.6 in)
LocationMinneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis

The work was commissioned from Vasari by the Tuscan arts patron Luca Martini.[1]

Today the painting is in the permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.[2] In 2021 it was lent to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, for the exhibition The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570.[3]


  1. ^ Parker, Deborah (1998). "Vasari's "Portrait of Six Tuscan Poets": A Visible Literary History". Lectura Dantis (22/23): 45–62. JSTOR 44858246.
  2. ^ "Six Tuscan Poets, Giorgio Vasari ^ Minneapolis Institute of Art".
  3. ^ Metropolitan Museum entry