CARIANI, Giovanni
(b. ca. 1485, San Giovanni Bianco, d. ca. 1547, Venezia)

Sette Ritratti Albani (Seven Albani Portraits)

Oil on canvas, 117 x 117 cm
Private collection

This painting was first described as in the Albani family palace in Bergamo and as a group portrait of members of that family. Francesco Albani, a leading member of the nobility, was one of Cariani's principal patrons. However, it is assumed by some critics that it is a genre-like scene featuring courtesans and their male admirers.

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