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Portrait of a Priest
Giacomo Ceruti

The sitter wears the cassock, collar and cap of a priest but he has not been identified. The portrait probably dates from the latter part of the period that the artist spent in Brescia (1721 - 34/5).

The painting was formerly attributed to the Venetian painter Piazzetta, but is now recognised as a typical work by Ceruti.

Key facts
Artist Giacomo Ceruti
Artist dates 1697 - 1767
Full title Portrait of a Priest
Date made early 1730s
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 99.7 x 78.1 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1926
Inventory number NG4205
Location in Gallery Not on display
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