LOTTO, Lorenzo
(b. ca. 1480, Venezia, d. 1556, Loreto)

Portrait of a Gentleman with a Rosary

Oil on panel, 79 x 62 cm
Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Niva, Denmark

Until the beginning of the twentieth century this portrait was attributed to Holbein. It is one of the finest of the extraordinary series of portraits that Lotto undertook while in Bergamo. The identity of the gentleman, dressed as a Bergamasque dignitary, with a fur-lined damask coat over two jackets and a large hat, is unknown.

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