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Cardinal Carlo Cerri
Jakob Ferdinand Voet

The sitter was Carlo Cerri (1611 - 1690), Dean of the supreme ecclesiastical tribunal, or 'Rota'. He was created Cardinal, Bishop of Ferrara and Legate of Urbino on 29 November 1669 by Pope Clement IX. The portrait was probably painted soon after this date, but before 1679, when Clouwet, who engraved the portrait, died. The inscription on the books refers to Cerri's most important work, the 'Decisiones Rotae' (Judgements of the Rota).

The painting is in superb condition and is unlined.

Key facts
Artist Jakob Ferdinand Voet
Artist dates 1639 - 1689
Full title Cardinal Carlo Cerri
Date made 1669-79
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 121.3 x 97.8 cm
Inscription summary Inscribed
Acquisition credit Presented by Henry Gally Knight, 1839
Inventory number NG174
Location in Gallery Not on display
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