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Petrus Christus
Portrait of a Male Donor

K488A
1688
Italian
c. 1455
oil on panel
Painting
42 x 21.2 cm (16 9/16 x 8 3/8 in)
Possibly Private Collection, Genoa. [1] (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence, by 1937); [2] purchased 1937 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1961 to NGA. [1] There is no basis for the Genovese provenance of the panels beyond an unattributed statement in the NGA curatorial file from the Kress Foundation. No donor portraits or triptych positively identifiable with 1961.9.10 and 1961.9.11 are listed in Carlo Giuseppe Ratti, Instruzione de quanto puo' vedersi di più bello in Genova in pittura, scultura ed architettura, 3 vols. (Genoa, 1780), or Federigo Alizeri, Guida artistica per la Città de Genova, 2 vols. (Genoa, 1846). [2] The Count lived in Rome until 1931.
1961.9.10
488A
9367a
1367
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