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16th Century Portrait
Added Saturday 23rd November 2019 at 11:32


Lot 189 is reputed to be a portrait by Giulio Romano (aka Giulio Pippi) who lived from 1492-1546. The artist was a student of Raphael.

The painting is made with oil, tempura, and watercolour on parchment or vellum/linen. The painting was transferred to board, it is thought, in the late 1970s. There is some over-painting possibly from the time of the relining.

The painting was the property of the Fortesque family of Bocconock House in Cornwall. It is believed the family sold the painting in the late 1970s as they began restoration of the house.

The subject of the painting is Maximilian I (1459-1519) Holy Roman Emperor from 1508 until his death.

Giulio Romano is believed to have used as his model the portrait of Maximilian I painted by Albrecht Durer painted in 1519.


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