CESARI, Giuseppe
(b. 1568, Arpino, d. 1640, Roma)

Portrait of Prospero Farinaccio

c. 1607
Oil on canvas, 198 x 148 cm
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome

Prospero Farinaccio was the lawyer of the painter. Cesari rarely executed portraits, this portrait was painted in recognition of the part that the lawyer had played in securing the painter's release from imprisonment after the sequestration of his property and collection of pictures in 1607 by Cardinal Scipione Borghese.

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