SEBASTIANO DEL PIOMBO
(b. 1485, Venezia, d. 1547, Roma)
Portrait of Antonio Cardinal Pallavicini-
Oil on canvas
Pushkin Museum, Moscow
Antonio (Antoniotto) Pallavicini (1441-1507) was one of the best known Roman prelates, belonging to an ancient aristocratic family. The portrait of the cardinal was painted after his death, possibly as a commission from his relatives. In the 17th century, the painting belonged to the Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck. Following a recent restoration the painting has been reattributed to Titian.