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Portrait of a Painter
Italian, Emilian

The sitter has not been identified. He holds a palette and brushes, and is thus almost certainly a painter. This was once thought to be a self-portrait of the painter Benedetto Gennari (1633 - 1715) but there seems no reason for this attribution. It has subsequently been catalogued as Emilian School, but even this is tentative. A date of about 1650 seems likely.

Key facts
Artist Italian, Emilian
Full title Portrait of a Painter
Date made about 1650
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 64.1 x 51.4 cm
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by the Misses Cohen as part of the John Samuel collection, 1906
Inventory number NG2106
Location in Gallery Not on display
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