7 June 2002
Attributed to Giovanni Battista Moroni (Albino 1520/24-after 1578)
Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in a black hat and a black jacket with a white lace collar and cuffs, holding a letter
inscribed on the letter 'Al mag. o(?), sig. &(?) mio(?) osse[r.mo]/sig. Pietro Duma*/Mila[no]'
oil on canvas
26 3/8 x 21 in. (67 x 53.3 cm.)
with Arthur Hay, London.
with Galerie Sedelmeyer, Paris; sale, Chevalier, Paris, 3-5 June 1907 (=1st day), lot 168, as Jacopo Bassano.
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On the basis of photographs Prof. Mina Gregori believes the present work may be by an unidentified Milanese artist (private communication, 4 December 2000).
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