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Portrait of a Gentleman
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Portrait of a Gentleman

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Description This portrait of an unidentified man, probably executed in Rome, appears to have originally extended further at the lower edge. The object partially visible at the lower edge is probably a pair of gloves, often depicted in the hand of a gentleman as a sign that he does not do manual work. His Vandyke beard, so named after the famous Flemish portrait painter Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), was popular among gentlemen during the 17th century. For more information on this painting, please see Federico Zeri's 1976 catalogue no. 3210, p. 449.
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Examinationexamined for condition
11/29/1968Treatmentexamined for condition; varnish removed or reduced
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [1897 catalogue: no. 436, as Giorgione]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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ca. 1610-1620 (Baroque)
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
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Painted surface H: 21 1/8 x W: 17 5/16 in. (53.7 x 44 cm)


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