European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Portrait of the Surgeon Gian Giacomo Bonamigo with His Son Giovanni AntonioMade in Treviso, Italy, Europe
Lorenzo Lotto (Lorenzo di Tommaso Lotto), Italian (active Venice, northern Italy, and Marches), first documented 1503, died 1556
Oil on canvas
Cat. 196John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelGian Giacomo Bonamigo was a surgeon who also ran a bath house in Treviso (near Venice). Lorenzo Lotto’s account book records on March 7, 1544, that he billed the sitter 10 ducats for a portrait of himself and his son. The father’s expectations for his son’s future are shown by the surgical instruments he passes into the boy’s hesitantly outstretched hand.
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