Pope Gregory XIII, Lavinia Fontana and her family moved to Rome in 1603 at the invitation of Pope Clement VIII. She gained the patronage of the Buoncompagni, of which Pope Gregory XIII was a member. Lavinia thrived in Rome as she had in Bologna and Pope Paul V himself was among her sitters. She was the recipient of numerous honors,including a bronze portrait medallion cast in 1611 by sculptor and architect Felice Antonio Casoni.
Jan Sanders van Hemessen HEMESSEN CIRCA 1504 - 1556 ANTWERP PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED GENTLEMAN, AGED 34, BEFORE AN EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPE inscribed on the card: AETATIS SVAE 34/ FORTVNE/ LE VEVLT stamped on versowith the royal insignia of William, Prince of Orange (1792–1849) inventory number 178 etched into the reverse oil on panel 92 by 73.5 cm.; 36 1/4 by 29 in.