17 December 1999
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.)
Charles Elliot Norton, Shady Hill, Cambridge, by whom purchased in Venice, 1891, and by descent to
The Misses Norton.
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Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, on loan.
Cambridge, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, on loan.
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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