Cremonese School, 1625
Portrait of a Philospher, aged 68, half length, his hand resting on a book
inscribed with the sitter's birth date and age 'N.A.T. 1557', 'AE T. 68' [AE linked] and extensively inscribed and dated on the edge of the shelf 'CAESAR CREMNINUS CENTENSIS ATAVIS ZANDBONUS CREMONENSIS/PATAVINAE UNIVERSITATIS PHILS PRIMAE SEDIS ANNON 1625 AETATIS SUA'
oil on canvas
32 x 26½in. (81.3 x 67.3cm.)
Baron Leon de Pitteurs Hugaerts d'Orlange.
with Spink and Son, London.
Anon. Sale, Christie's, London, July 3, 1953, lot 81 as Tintoretto (50gns. to Engels).
Walter P. Chrysler.