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Sebastiano del Piombo
Anton Francesco degli Albizzi

oil on canvas
134.6 x 98.7 cm (53 x 38-7/8 in)
Cardinal Francesco degli Albizzi [1593-1684], Rome; by inheritance to Paolo Francesco Falconieri [1634-1704], Rome. Walsh Porter [d. 1809], London. Thomas Lister Parker [1779-1858], Broxholme, by 1804. Robert Heathcote [1763-1819]; [1] (his sale, Phillips, Son & Neale, London, 5 April 1805, no. 52, as Sebastiano del Piombo and Michelangelo, Portrait of Lorenzo de'Medici); George Hamilton Gordon, 4th earl of Aberdeen [1784-1851], Haddo House, Grampian, Scotland. Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson, 3rd earl of Liverpool [1784-1851], Buxted Park, Sussex. Richard Sanderson, London. [2] Frederick John, 5th baron Monson [1809-1841], Gatton Park, Reigate, Surrey; by inheritance to William John, 6th baron Monson [1796-1882], Gatton Park; by inheritance to William John Monson, Viscount Oxenbridge [1829-1898], Burton Hall, Lincolnshire; (his sale, Christie, Manson, and Woods, London, 12 May 1888, no. 15, as Portrait of Lorenzo de' Medici); (P. & D. Colnaghi, London); Robert Henry [1850-1929] and Evelyn Holford [1856-1943] Benson, London, as Portrait of a Senator; sold 1927 to (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation on 18 February 1957; gift 1961 to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, no. 61.79. [1] On the early provenance through 1805, see Elizabeth Howard, "New Evidence on the Italian Provenance of a Portrait by Sebastiano del Piombo," Burlington Magazine 1023 (June 1988): 457-459. This includes the suggestion that the painting was actually owned by Parker when sold at the Heathcote sale in 1805. [2] There are other versions of this painting, and it may be a different one that was in the Sanderson Collection; lot 19 of the Sanderson sale (Christie's, London, 17 June 1848) is a portrait of Lorenzo de Medici by Sebastiano del Piombo, described as "in a black dress, with a gold chain, a green curtain suspended behind."
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