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518

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Attributed to Giacomo Vighi, called l'Argenta
PORTRAIT OF EMMANUEL PHILIBERT (1528-1580), DUKE OF SAVOY, FULL LENGTH, WEARING THE ROBE OF THE SUPREME ORDER OF THE MOST HOLY ANNUNCIATION
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
518

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Attributed to Giacomo Vighi, called l'Argenta
PORTRAIT OF EMMANUEL PHILIBERT (1528-1580), DUKE OF SAVOY, FULL LENGTH, WEARING THE ROBE OF THE SUPREME ORDER OF THE MOST HOLY ANNUNCIATION
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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Attributed to Giacomo Vighi, called l'Argenta
ARGENTA CIRCA 1510 - TURIN 1573
PORTRAIT OF EMMANUEL PHILIBERT (1528-1580), DUKE OF SAVOY, FULL LENGTH, WEARING THE ROBE OF THE SUPREME ORDER OF THE MOST HOLY ANNUNCIATION

Provenance

With the family of the sitter until circa 1918;
From whom acquired by the family of the present collector. 

Catalogue Note

Giacomo Vighi was an Italian painter who mainly made portraits in the court of the House of Savoy. The present work is similar to a portrait Vighi made of Duke Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy formerly in Galleria Sabauda, Turin (inv. no. 18). Although both paintings portray the same sitter, standing and in full length, this composition shows the Duke wearing the robe of the Supreme Order of the Most Holy Annunciation. The robe, depicted with great detail, bears the initials FERT, the motto of the House of Savoy (see cover photo for details). FERT has been said to stand for foedere et religione tenerum, or, ”through unity and religion are we sustained.” However, many other interpretations have been proposed.

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York