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Portrait of a Gentleman

School of Giovanni Bellini, also called Giambellino, Italian (active Venice), first documented 1459, died 1516

Made in Venice, Italy, Europe

c. 1500

Oil on panel

21 1/2 x 16 7/8 inches (54.6 x 42.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 208, European Art 1100-1500, second floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 179

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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The man in this painting holds a slip of paper with another artist's signature, in Latin, and the date: IOHANES BELLI NVS/1488. It was probably added in the late 1500s to make this portrait appear to be by the most famous of Venetian early Renaissance artists, Giovanni Bellini.

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