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Circle of Paolo Caliari, called Il Veronese
PORTRAIT OF FRANCESCO ROVELLUS OF BERGAMO, THREE-QUARTER LENGTH
oil on canvas;

inscribed and dated upper right: ‘FRANCROVELLiVS . / FRANC.O POSTHVMVS . / 1522’


canvas: 40 1/2 by 33 1/2 in.; 103 by 85 cm.
framed: 49 by 41 in.; 124.5 by 104.1 cm.
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Provenance

Baron Detlev von Hadeln;
Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London;
By whom given to the North Carolina Museum of Art in 1959, in memory of W.R. Valentiner (G.59.11.1);
By whom deaccessioned and sold, New York, Sotheby's, 28 January 1999, lot 372 (as Circle of Veronese);
There acquired by the present owner. 


Exhibited

Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art, 'In Memory of William R. Valentiner 1880-1958: Masterpieces of Art', April 6-May 17, 1959, p. 29, cat. no. 40 (as attributed to Paolo Veronese).

Literature

B.B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, 'Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections', 1972, pp. 40, 627 (as Follower of Veronese).

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