Portrait of the Surgeon Gian Giacomo Bonamigo with His Son Giovanni Antonio
Lorenzo Lotto (Lorenzo di Tommaso Lotto), Italian (active Venice, northern Italy, and Marches), c. 1480 – 1556/1557
Gian 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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