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Artist Anonymous, Italian School, North Italian, active 16th century.
Title Portrait of a Goldsmith.
Date 16th century.
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a painting.
Dimensions/Medium 31 1/2 x 23 1/4 in.
80 x 59 cm.

Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  North Italian School (16th century) 721-10c    NON-REQUESTABLE
Provenance (a) Bought from a private collection in Florence by Eugène Richtenberger, Paris (as Sebastiano del Piombo);
(a) Sale Hôtel Drouot, Paris, Eugène Richtenberger Collection, April 21-22, 1921, lot 64 (66,000 francs, to M. Loebl).
(b,d) City Art Museum, St. Louis 30:22, (b) as Domenico Beccafumi, (d) now attributed to the North Italian School, early 16th century.
Current repository Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 30:22, public.
Attribution history (a) Sebastiano del Piombo; (c) Attributed to Beccafumi by Frick Art Reference Library, 1 February 1949. Regarding the Sale Catalogue this puzzling portrait could be attributed to Lotto, Cavazzola, Bronzino, Pontormo and also to the circle of Parmigianino and of Mazzola-Bedoli.
Subject (a) A musician, resting his left arm on some musical instrument, dressed in black, with gold chain. He has brown hair and beard. Gold patterned background.
Images Publication, Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris. Eugène Richtenberger Collection. April 19-20, 1921, pl. opp. p.38
Digital image, 9225.tif photograph March 6, 1999
Sources (a) Sale, Eugène Richtenberger Collection Sale, 19 to 20 April 1921, p.38, lot 64 (priced copy).
(b) Handbook of the City Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, 1944, pp.54 and 59, as Portrait of a musician (caption of reproduction).
(c) Frick Art Reference Library, February 1949.
(d) Handbook of the Collections, City Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, 1953, p.73 (caption of reproduction).
LC subject Anonymous, Italian School, North Italian, active 16th century.
Art, Italian.
Other subject Portraits: Men: With hands: With hats: Head to right.
Form Italian School.
Paintings (visual works)
Other author Sebastiano, del Piombo, 1485-1547.
Beccafumi, Domenico, 1486-1551, attributed to.
Related corporate bodies St. Louis Art Museum.
Frick Art Reference Library.
Frick artist name form North Italian School (16th century), 16th C.

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