CONTE, Jacopino del
(b. ca. 1515, Firenze, d. 1598, Roma)

Portrait of Michelangelo

c. 1540
Oil on panel, 88 x 64 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Based on the information from Giorgio Vasari, this unfinished portrait of Michelangelo is traditionally attributed to Jacopo del Conte. However, it has recently been identified in the Metropolitan Museum as the work of Daniele da Volterra, Michelangelo's faithful follower and the author of a bronze bust of the great Florentine artist. The question of attribution is not yet settled.




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