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Francesco Montemezzano (Verona 1540-c. 1602 Venecia)
Francesco Montemezzano (Verona 1540-c. 1602 Venecia)

Portrait of a lady, said to be of the Contarini family, bust-length, in an elaborate dress with jewels and a pearl necklace and earrings

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Francesco Montemezzano (Verona 1540-c. 1602 Venecia)
Portrait of a lady, said to be of the Contarini family, bust-length, in an elaborate dress with jewels and a pearl necklace and earrings
oil on canvas
22 x 18 in. (57.2 x 47 cm.)
Provenance
Charles Elliot Norton, Shady Hill, Cambridge, by whom purchased in Venice, 1891, and by descent to
The Misses Norton.
Exhibited
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, on loan.
Cambridge, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, on loan.

Lot Essay

Charles Eliot Norton (1827-1908) travelled extensively in Europe. He was the first Professor of Fine Arts at Harvard University and had a major influence on the development of art history in America.
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