Italianate Harbour Scene with the Monument of Ferdinand I de’ Medici at Leghorn

In this largely imaginary view of Leghorn, where tall ships tower over a quay, an elegant lady on a white horse is about to depart. Three figures, gesturing theatrically, are also conversing or haggling over business. On the quay is a statue of Ferdinand I de’ Medici, who made Leghorn a free port. The monument, which still stands, was completed between 1595 and 1626 by Giovanni Bandini and Pietro Tacca, and became a symbol of the city.