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North Italian 15th Century
Portrait of a Man

K1082
1690
Italian
c. 1475/1500
tempera on poplar panel
Painting
37 x 27 cm (14 9/16 x 10 5/8 in)
Tura, Cosmè, c. 1433-1495
(Matthiesen Gallery, Berlin), by 1929; [1] (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York), by 1933; sold March 1937 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [2] gift 1939 to NGA. [1] Adolfo Venturi, "Un ritratto di Cosmè Tura," L'arte 33 [New Series vol. 1] (May 1930): 283-284. [2] Duveen Brothers lent the painting to the 1933 exhibition in Ferrara. Their letter confirming the sale of twenty-four paintings to the Kress Foundation, including NGA 1939.1.357, is dated 9 March 1937; the provenance is given as "Collection Matthiesen Gallery" (copy in NGA curatorial files; Box 474, Folder 5, Duveen Brothers Records, accession number 960015, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles).
1939.1.357
1082
450
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