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Portrait of Girolamo Contarini

Paolo Veronese (Paolo di Gabriele Caliari), Italian (active Verona, Venice, and environs) 1528 - 1588

Date:
1570s

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
49 5/8 x 44 5/8 inches (126 x 113.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

* Gallery 252, European Art 1500-1850, second floor (ARCO Chemical Company Gallery)

Accession Number:
Cat. 208

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Girolamo Contarini (died 1577) was an admiral of the Venetian republic. His suit of armor and the battleship in the distance illustrate his high command. This picture was painted upon the admiral's retirement and was hung in the navy's headquarters; Venetian military and government offices were typically adorned with portraits of their former officials.


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