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Vittore Belliniano
Renaissance Old Master Portrait of a Young Bearded Man

1521

$455,908.58

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Vittore Belliniano (c 1456 -­‐ 1529) Portrait of a Young Bearded Man, wearing a Black cap and Fur-­lined cloak signed and dated 1521 oil on canvas 21 x 18 ½ in (53.3 x 46.9 cm) Provenance: -Von Foerster, Heidelberg -A. Wertheim Auction, Berlin, 10 January 1930 -Christie’s, Fine Pictures by Old Masters, July 19, 1973 -Private collection, London Literature: -Adolfo Venturi, Storia dellArte Italiana, La Pittura del Cinquecento, 1928, vol.9, chapter 3, p.68, Milano, Ulrico Hoepli -B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance; Venetian School, 1957, vol. 1, p. 38, pl. 614 -Fritz Heinemann, Giovanni Bellini e I Belliniani, 1962, p.200 -Giorgio Fossaluza, Studi Trevisani, 1985, p.46 Exhibition: Sammlung Corey-Stoop: Ausstellung Kunsthaus, Zurich, Herbst 1923 This remarkable Renaissance portrait has emerged having been essentially unrecorded for over 40 years. It was well known by the 1950s to the scholar and aesthete Bernard Berenson, who had such a formative influence on the discovery and attribution of Italian Renaissance painting in the first half of the 20th century, and it was one of the works featured and illustrated in Berenson's 'Italian Pictures of the Renaissance -­‐ Venetian School'. The painting was sold at Christie's in 1973 for over £5,000 (the average price of a house in Britain in 1973 being just over £9,000). Belliniano, also known as Vittore di Matteo, was a pupil of the Venetian master Gentile Bellini, and also came under the influence of another great early 16th Venetian, Giorgione. On Gentile's death in 1516 Vittore inherited his shop and the associated commissions, and began a pres-­‐ tigious career, sometimes working together with Gentile's famous brother Giovanni. It was a highly skillful and art historically influential school of Renaissance painting -­‐ a style represented in the greatest of the world's national galleries, and one that was to lead directly to the work of such Venetian masters as Titian and Tintoretto. As well as portrait commissions such as the present work, Vittore took on major public works such as the majestic Martyrdom of St Mark in the Scuola Grande di San Marco in Venice, which he took on in 1526. Bernard Berenson, who records the present work in his 'Italian Pictures of the Renaissance -­‐ Venetian School' was one of the greatest of 20th century art historians. His famous villa near Florence -­‐ I Tatti -­‐ visited by so many of the great collectors of the age, and mentioned in so many memoirs, is now the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance.

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  • Creator
    Vittore Belliniano
  • Creation Year
    1521
  • Dimensions
    Height: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Width: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
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    London, GB
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