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Italian, Milanese: 'Francesco di Bartolomeo Archinto'

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The portrait is greatly influenced by Leonardo da Vinci. The identification of the sitter is traditional – the scroll identifies him as 20 years old.

The cryptic monogram, apparently composed of the letters AMPRF, has been taken to mean Am(brosius) Pr(eda) Fecit - 'Ambrogio de Predis made this' - but Predis painted in a different style, making this interpretation unlikely.


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