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Italian: 'Portrait of a Cardinal'

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The sitter has not been identified. This painting remains unrecorded prior to its acquisition. It is thought to be a work of the late 16th or early 17th century; the condition of the picture prevents a more specific appraisal of authorship or quality. It has previously been catalogued as a work in the style of Tintoretto.

X-ray photographs reveal that the portrait is painted over an earlier picture of a beardless man wearing a ruff, possibly of the 16th century.

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