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Portrait of a Nobleman
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Portrait of a Nobleman

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Description This portrait shows a young man in half-length, his face in profile to the left, with blue eyes, thick curly hair, full beard and moustache, his left hand on the hilt of his sword, his right hand grasping white gloves. He wears a black velvet doublet, with an embroidered falling linen collar and a gold locket hanging from a gold chain. Before him is a table covered with a green cloth, inscribed in gilding in Italian: NE MORTE NE FORTVNA CONTRA QVESTA POSSENZA. After QVESTA is the monogram which stands for P. Cor (Pierre Courteys). On the blue background runs an inscription in Latin: ANNO AETAT[is] SVE 2[7?], and along the oval edge, a second Latin inscription: NE.MEMOREM.NOSTRI.HEC.REDAT.IMAGO.
  • Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1897. Burlington Fine Arts Club, London. 1897.
Provenance Andrew Fountaine of Narford Hall, Norfolk, England [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Paris, June 16, 1884, lot 283; Frédéric Spitzer, Paris, by purchase; Sale, Paul Chevallier and Charles Mannheim, Paris, April 17, 1893, lot 536; Charles Borradaile, Brighton, England, before 1897, by purchase; George Robinson Harding, London, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions See description.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1559 (Renaissance)
painted enamel on copper
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H: 6 1/2 x W: 4 13/16 in. (16.5 x 12.2 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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