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Ritratto di medico

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Painting

Arte Barocca

Oil on tablet

Condition

Signature

good

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Circulation

Free

Catalogue Raisonné

Price

Expertise

€ 220,000.00

Description

This exquisite 16th-century panel, depicting the captivating Portrait of a Doctor, easily aligns with a group of paintings in which art critics in recent decades have believed to recognize the early youthful attempts in the genre of portraiture by the Ferrarese painter Dosso Dossi. Alessandro Ballarin's studies have indeed firmly included in the painter's catalog works such as the Portrait of a Soldier in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and the Portrait of a Man with a Red Hat and Sword at the Fogg Art Museum. The attribution of these works was recently confirmed in light of studies conducted by Dr. Alessandra Pattanaro during the exhibition held in Trento in 2014. Dating to around 1517-1518, these paintings could easily be associated with our anonymous doctor, who might precede them in antiquity. They share, in addition to the half-length composition and the slightly rotated three-quarter pose of the figure, a similar treatment of pictorial matter and a powerful use of chiaroscuro.

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