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17th Century Follower of Domenico Puligo

Portrait of a young man in black

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Estimate:

7,000

to
- 9,000 USD

Sold Without Reserve

17th Century Follower of Domenico Puligo

17th Century Follower of Domenico Puligo

Portrait of a young man in black

Portrait of a young man in black

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 9,000 USD

Lot sold:

2,772

USD

Sold Without Reserve

17th Century Follower of Domenico Puligo

Portrait of a young man in black


oil on panel, unframed

panel: 25 ⅛ by 20 ¾ in.; 63.8 by 52.7 cm.

The panel has been thinned. The strength of the adhesive that secured the thinned panel to its modern cradle weakened with age. As a result, the thin panel has detached from its cradle and has cleanly separated along the old vertical fissure that ran through the center of the composition. A restorer would be able to easily secure these two pieces back together. There are some very small and isolated losses along this fissure and at old cracks running from the lower edge parallel to the center join. There are some other small scattered losses to the surface of the work, including one loss in his proper left shoulder. There also appears to be a spot of restoration in the sitter's forehead above the eye. Around the edges at the top and left, there is modern gold paint, which appears to have come from a modern framing element. Under UV, very little is visible through the dirty varnish. Offered unframed.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Please note that the condition report for this lot has been updated online as of 3/22/2021. The panel has detached from its modern cradle and has cleanly separated along the old vertical fissure running through the center of the composition. Please contact the Old Master Paintings department at 212-606-7230 should you require additional images or information.

This bust-length portrait of a young man follows a three-quarter length portrait painted by Domenico Puligo around 1525. That painting, which is today in Florence in the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti (inv. no 184),1 entered the Medici collection in the 1630s, after which time the present panel was likely completed.  


1. Oil on panel, 106 by 74 cm. See Fondazione Zeri Archive, ref. no. 33177.