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Alvise Vivarini: 'Portrait of a Man'
The identity of the sitter has not been established. The inscription records that Alvise Vivarini of Murano made this. Murano is one of the islands in the Venetian lagoon. It is the only portrait by the artist which is authenticated by a signature.

Alvise was the son of Antonio Vivarini and nephew of Bartolomeo Vivarini (both painters). He was employed by the Venetian state from 1488.

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