Bartolommeo Traballesi (Florence c. 1540-1585)
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Bartolommeo Traballesi (Florence c. 1540-1585)

Portrait of a lady, possibly Maddalena Salvetti (1557-1610), three-quarter-length, in a green dress and pearls, standing by a draped table, with a pet squirrel

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Bartolommeo Traballesi (Florence c. 1540-1585)
Portrait of a lady, possibly Maddalena Salvetti (1557-1610), three-quarter-length, in a green dress and pearls, standing by a draped table, with a pet squirrel
oil on panel, the reverse branded with the mark 'A·A'
38¼ x 29 in. (97.2 x 73.7 cm.)
Provenance
with G. Donaldson, Renaissance Galleries, 104 New Bond Street; Christie's, London, 9 July 1901, lot 45, as 'Bronzino'.
Anonymous sale; Henri Baudoin, Paris, 24 June 1922, as 'School of Bronzino'.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 11 January 1996, lot 51, as 'Tommaso Manzuoli, Portrait of an elegant woman said to be Maddalena Acciaiolli'.
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Lot Essay

Lisa Goldenberg Stoppato proposed the attribution to Traballesi in private correspondence with the present owner (October 2008) and suggested that the sitter might be Maddalena Salvetti (1557-1610), daughter of Salvetto di Niccolò Salvetti and wife of Zanobi di Acciaiuolo Acciaiuoli.

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