Description A member of a distinguished Venetian family, a man of letters, and a patron of the arts, Marino Grimani ruled as doge of the city from 1595 to 1605. By presenting him in a stern profile pose and emphasizing his voluminous garments, the artist has captured the man's authoritative character. Malombra was a gentleman who devoted himself to the arts, poetry and painting, in which he followed the manner of the great Venetian painter Jacopo Comin, known as Tintoretto, who was much sought after as a portraitist. Malombra's social status allowed him easy access to powerful people in Venice.
|12/31/1969||Examination||examined for condition|
|5/06/1963||Treatment||other; varnish removed or reduced|
|5/09/1963||Treatment||cleaned; varnish removed or reduced|
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [1897 catalogue: no. 379, as Tintoretto]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Number] On reverse of lining fabric: 881 P; [Number] On reverse of lining fabric: 279 B; [Number] Painted on reverse of original canvas: No. 48; [Inscription] On reverse of lining fabric in pink crayon: Venice, 1849
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902
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