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Florentine School, 16th Century
PORTRAIT OF A MAN, BUST LENGTH
oil on panel
panel: 23 3/8 by 17 7/8 in.; 59.3 by 45.5 cm.
framed: 34 by 29 1/4 in.; 86.4 by 74.3 cm.
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Catalogue Note

This intriguing portrait dates from the middle of the century, when the Mannerist style had taken over all facets of Florentine art, including portraiture. On the basis of an image Dottor Carlo Falciani, to whom we are grateful, has tentatively associated the portrait with Maso da San Friano, one of the talented painters of Francesco de Medici's Studiolo, in Palazzo Vecchio. He specifically compares the nose structure to figures in Maso's 'Fall of Icarus' in the Studiolo.

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